$7 Million From EPA For Cleaner School Buses

Posted on February 27, 2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it will provide local communities around the country with more than $7 million in grants to reduce exposure to exhaust from school buses. EPA said the grants will help fund the cleanup of more than 4000 school buses nationwide; or about $1875 per bus.

EPA said it awarded 37 grants totaling $7.5 million as part of the Clean School Bus USA program. The initiative encourages policies and practices to eliminate unnecessary school bus idling, the installation of effective emission control systems on newer buses and the replacement of the oldest buses with cleaner diesel or compressed natural gas powered buses. The grant recipients are contributing an additional $13 million in matching funds and in-kind services.

For more information about the list of grantees visit:
http://www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/funding.htm


For more information about Clean School Bus USA visit:
http://www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus

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