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Jan. 22 is deadline to submit applications for Kansas Clean Diesel Program

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds people that the deadline for submissions for the Kansas Clean Diesel Program is Jan. 22. 

KDHE’s school bus award opportunity is open to school districts that own and operate their own bus fleets. 

Through the award program:  

  • One older model diesel-powered school bus is required to be decommissioned for every new school bus awarded through the Kansas program, up to five school buses.  
  • New bus(es) that are diesel, alt-fuel and battery electric are eligible for an award from KDHE.  
  • Most awardees will receive up to 25% reimbursement for new buses purchased, per requirement. Projects involving new buses that are battery electric will receive 45% reimbursement, per requirement.  
  • State (Kansas) funding can’t be stacked with federal (Environmental Protection Agency) for the same bus, per state and federal requirements.  
  • Awards can’t be processed if the order for the bus/buses has already been placed by the school district.  


KDHE established the Kansas Clean Diesel Program in 2008 to use funds from the EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction ACT (DERA) State Grant Program to help with diesel fleet improvement in Kansas.  

For more information on the submission process or the program, click here.  

Submit applications and send questions about the opportunity to Amy Bloom, a public service administrator with KDHE, at Amy.L.Bloom@ks.gov.  

Posted: Jan 11, 2024,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush

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