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Calling all Texas school districts and public charter schools

Jan. 22, 2018 - Grant funds for reducing air emissions from school buses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ContactMarty Otero
Phone512-239-0046
After Hrs512-239-5000

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is now accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, Texas Clean School Bus program. Texas school districts, charter schools and transportation systems provided by countywide school districts are invited to help Texas reduce air emissions from diesel-powered school buses.

Applications will be accepted first-come, first-served until 5:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, April 26, 2019, or until all available funds have been awarded.

Texas schools can apply for TCSB grants statewide to replace their pre-2007 diesel-fueled school buses with brand new school buses, or use funds to cover costs associated with the purchase and installation of eligible retrofit systems. School buses proposed for replacement or retrofit must be used on a regular daily route to and from a school during the standard school year and have at least five years of useful life remaining.

Maximum grant amounts for school bus replacement projects are included in the TCSB Request for Grant Applications. TCSB grants may reimburse up to 100 percent of the cost to purchase and install a retrofit device and associated equipment.

TERP will transmit a Skype webinar twice on Wednesday, Jan. 24, for applicants to learn more about the TCSB program and how to apply. Skype webinars will be conducted at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; RSVP to cleanbus@tceq.texas.gov.

Visit the TERP webpage to sign up for email updates, checkout the TCSB webinar schedule, and download copies of the RFGA and application forms. Contact TERP toll-free at: 800-919-TERP (8377). Hard copies of the RFGA and application forms may also be mailed to interested applicants upon request.