COLUMBUS—State Representative Mike Henne (R-Clayton) today announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 School Bus Rebate Program.


The EPA is offering up to $20,000 in grant money per vehicle to replace older school buses and up to $6,000 per vehicle for retrofits. New and retrofitted vehicles will help reduce harmful exhaust emission, improving the health of students and the community.


“This program is a special opportunity to upgrade transportation systems in the local community. I encourage all eligible entities to apply,” said Henne.
 
School districts, municipalities, or private businesses that operate school buses through a contract may apply with the application form available at www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-rebates. The application period is open until November 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

 
 
 
  
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