EPA Clean School Bus Program

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models to reduce harmful emissions from older, dirtier buses. EPA announced on September 29, 2022 it would nearly double the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following high demand from school districts across the United States that applied for the 2022 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates. President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law created a historic $5 billion investment for low- and zero-emission school buses over the next five years.

Due to the vast amount of information, emails and updates generated by EPA, we ask if you are interested in a rebate or grant to purchase an electric bus, please sign up for the EPA email list. Please follow this link to sign up. Signup Form

Electric School Bus Resources

School buses are the largest form of public transportation in the United States. Every day, 480,000 of them carry up to half of America’s children to school and back. Currently, fewer than 1% of the nation’s school buses are powered by electricity, but with advances in electric bus technology, growing understanding of the benefits of electrification, and now a fresh influx of federal money through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, electric school buses are becoming an increasingly viable option for some school districts. 

Below is a list of some additional resources available in addition to those availbe from school bus manufacturers:

EPA Clean School Bus Program

Sign Up to Stay in Touch About Clean School Bus Program Funding

KSDE Electric School Bus Inspection Forms

US Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center 

World Resources Institute Electric School Bus Initiative

Evergy Energy Solutions
Julie Dietrich, Electrification Program Manager

Kaitlyn Sampson
Air and Radiation Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd
Lenexa Kansas 66219

Electric Vehicle Safety & Training Resources

NTSB Video provides a summary  chronicling the increasing dangers posed by EVs to firefighters and other emergency response personnel regarding Lithium-Ion Battery Fires in Electric Vehicles and the Safety Risks to Emergency Responders

National Fire Protection Association Information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards for electric vehicles

Inspecting High-Voltage Electric-Drive Commercial Motor Vehicles FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), in partnership with CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance), has developed a training course on inspecting high-voltage electric drive commercial motor vehicle.

School Transportation Unit 
Keith Dreiling, State Director
785-296-6659 (fax)

School Transportation
Public Service Administrator
Dennis Tate

School Transportation
Public Service Administrator 

Melissa Ostermeyer


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