Greater Indiana is here to help you!
If you are interested in transitioning to an alternative fuel school or transit bus, we’re here to help! Greater Indiana works with vehicle manufacturers, utilities, as well as fuel and charging providers to schedule demonstration events for your team to learn more about how you can integrate alternative fuel vehicles into your fleet!
Contact Kaylee May, firstname.lastname@example.org, to find out how we can help you transition your fleet!
Find out about the rebates and other investment opportunities currently available for school and transit buses below.
The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Program is open with $409.6 million available. Transit buses of all weight classes and fuel types are eligible. The buses must provide services to the general public and they must comply with the FTA’s Buy America Requirements.
The deadline is November 19, 2021. Find out more information about this opportunity in this summary document from PERC.
The 2021 DERA School Bus Rebates will offer approximately $10 million to public and private fleet owners for the replacement of old diesel school buses with new buses certified to EPA’s cleanest emission standards. Selected applicants that scrap and replace their old diesel buses will receive a rebate of $20,000-$65,000 per bus depending on the fuel type of the replacement bus. The maximum amount of funding that can be requested per application is $300,000.
The deadline is November 5, 2021 (4 PM EST) for emailing applications with scans of bus titles and registrations to DERARebates@epa.gov.
Eligible Old School Buses to be Replaced
Eligible Replacement Buses
Rebate reimbursement is based on the fuel type of the replacement bus:
More details here: https://www.epa.gov/dera/rebates
For 2021, in addition to the annual DERA School Bus Rebates detailed below, EPA is offering separate rebates for electric school bus replacements in underserved communities funded by the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP).
The newest program is the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Electric School Bus Rebates. This $7 million program exclusively funds the replacement of old diesel school buses with new electric school buses for underserved school districts, tribal schools, and private fleets serving those schools. A list of eligible school districts is available on the 2021 ARP Electric School Bus Rebates website. Please check the list to see if you qualify for this new funding opportunity. This new program will offer $300,000 per bus for up to four electric school bus replacements for eligible applicants selected in a lottery process.
For more details on the 2021 ARP Electric School Bus Rebates, including a table comparing the DERA and ARP programs, click here.