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Clean School Bus Rebates Program (CSB)

General Grant Program Information

The Clean School Bus Rebates program (CSB) offers rebates to public and private fleet owners for the replacement of existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models, including electric vehicles (EV). 

Opportunity Status:
Posted Date:
Close Date:
Eligible Applicants:
State Governments; Local Governments; Federally Recognized Tribes and Affiliated Groups; Transportation Providers and Operators; Private-Sector Applicants; Non-profit
Eligible Activities:
Planning; Construction; Equipment and Materials; Technology Demonstrations and Deployment; Technical Assistance, Workforce Development, and Training/Education; Climate and Sustainability
Transportation Type:
Most Recent Annual Program Funding Amount:
$500 Million
Annual Award Amount:
$13,000 - $9.4 Million
Match Waiver:
Other Federal Agencies / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Eligibility Information

Eligible applicants include state and local governmental entities that own buses and provide bus services, public school districts (including charter schools) with an NCES District, for-profit, not-for-profit, or nonprofit contractors with the capacity to either sell clean or ZE school buses or related charging or fueling infrastructure to school bus owners or arrange financing for such a sale, contracted school bus dealers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the same capacity, nonprofit school transportation associations, and Tribes and Tribal organizations responsible for the purchase of school buses or providing school bus service for a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) funded school. 


Funding Information

Private school bus fleets cannot apply directly for funding but are permitted to enter into a contractual arrangement with a private fleet owning and operating buses to replace buses that serve a public school district. 

See the Clean School Bus Rebates website for program requirements and information on funding opportunities.

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Last updated: Wednesday, April 26, 2023