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School Bus Rebate Program


EPA Awards Rebates to 30 States to Replace 210 School Buses Press Release


In January 2011, the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) was reauthorized through fiscal year 2016. A significant change in the reauthorization provided EPA with the authority to award rebates.

2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program

Over 500 school bus fleets applied to EPA's Rebate Program, requesting over $32 million in funding. All applicants were given unique identification numbers and using these, applicants were randomly selected and placed in order on a list.

Starting at the top of the list, funds were reserved for applicants until a total of $3 million was allocated. The results are shown below. Please note that certain EPA Regions had extra funding they allocated for rebates in their states. These selections are denoted by an asterisk.

EPA has notified all applicants who were selected of their status. All other applicants will be placed on the Applicant Wait List (PDF) in the order in which they were selected.

  Selectee Name State
1 Marengo / Union CSD 165 IL
2 Fairfield Community Schools IN
3 Canyons School District UT
4 Armour School District 21-1 SD
5 Northern Adirondack CSD NY
6 Spring Branch Independent School District TX
7 Montville Public Schools CT
8 Ouachita Parish School Board LA
9 Neodesha Schools USD 461 KS
10 Winston County Schools AL
11 Unified School District 261 Haysville KS
12 Reed City Area Public Schools MI
13 East Muskingum Schools OH
14 Tuslaw Local School District OH
15 Latta Public School OK
16 Town Ride, Inc. CA
17 Brookland School District AR
18 Unified District #1 NE
19 Chase County Schools NE
20 Fleming Board of Education KY
21 Odebolt Arthur Community School IA
22 Richton School District MS
23 Culver City Unified School District CA
24 Fremont City Schools OH
25 Enterprise Elementary School District CA
26 Mead Public Schools
(Saunders County District 78-0072)
NE
27 Clovis Unified School District CA
28 Ithaca School District WI
29 Hamilton Heights School Corporation IN
30 GRS Cooperative School District NH
31 Springfield School District No. 19 OR
32 Beggs Public Schools OK
33 Southern Humboldt Unified School District CA
34 Cozad Transportation LLC MO
35 Arlington Public Schools VA
36 Washoe County School District NV
37 School District of Shell Lake WI
38 Bell County Board of Education KY
  Selectee Name State
39 Waverly-Shell Roc Community Schools IA
40 Cullman County Board of Education AL
41 Van Buren R-I School District MO
42 Liberty Public Schools #53 MO
43 North Canton City School District OH
44 Uniontown USD 235 KS
45 Puyallup School District No. 3 WA
46 Rolling V Bus Corp NY
47 Secaucus Board of Education NJ
48 Lone Star Public School OK
49 Reynolds School District #7 OR
50 Isna Wica Owayawa / Loneman School SD
51 South Carolina Department of Education (Allendale) SC
52 Transportation Services of Watertown, Inc. WI
53 RJ Rhodes Transit PA
54 Aldine Independent School District* TX
55 Wes Watkins Technology Center* OK
56 Lincoln Parish School Board* LA
57 North Linn Community School District* IA
58 Starmont Community School District* IA
59 Orchard Farm R-V School District* MO
60 Cherokee Community School District* IA
61 Windsor C-1 School District* MO
62 West Delaware County Community School District* IA
63 North St. Francois County R-I School District* MO
64 High Plains Community Schools* NE
65 Unified School District 112* KS
66 Columbus Community School District* IA
67 Wahoo Public Schools* NE
68 Clever R-V School District* MO
69 Sullivan School District* MO
70 USD 337, Royal Valley Schools* KS
71 Haven Unified School District 312* KS
72 Winston R-VI School District* MO
73 Salisbury R-IV School District* MO
74 Barre Town School District* VT
75 Martel Transportation* CT
76 Killingly Public Schools* CT

* Selection was funded by additional resources provided by EPA Regions 1, 6, and 7

2014 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program information

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Rebate Process

If a selected applicant fails to complete the rebate reimbursement requirement, they will forfeit all rebate funds reserved for them and the reserved funds will be offered to the next eligible applicant on the Applicant Wait List.

Selected applicants must complete the following steps to receive reimbursement:

  1. Submit a purchase order to EPA within 90 days of the selection letter.
  2. Take delivery of the new vehicle within nine months of the date of the selection letter.
  3. Scrap the old buses according the program requirements.
  4. Submit the payment request form, scrappage proof, invoice for the new bus, and the bill of lading to EPA within nine months of the date of the selection letter.

2012 Program and Selectees

Over 1000 school bus fleets applied to EPA's Rebate Program, requesting over $70 million in funding. All applicants were given unique identification numbers and using these, applicants were randomly selected and placed in order on a list.

Starting at the top of the list, funds were reserved for applicants until all $2 million allocated to the program was reserved. The results are shown below. The remainder of the list became the Applicant Wait List (PDF) (20 pp, 346K, January 2013, About PDF).

  Selectee Name State
1 Davie County Board of Education NC
2 USD 504 Oswego KS
3 Sandy Valley Local School District OH
4 Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District OH
5 Mount Ayr Community School IA
6 Genesee Intermediate School District MI
7 South Sanpete School District UT
8 Champaign County Head Start IL
9 Hoopeston Area Schools CUSD #11 IL
10 East Muskingum Local Schools OH
11 Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities OH
12 Weld Re-9 Highland Schools CO
13 Old Bridge Township Board of Education NJ
14 Dousman Transport Co., Inc. WI
15 Pangburn School District AR
16 East Allen Schools IN
17 Averill Park Central School District NY
18 USD 252 Southern Lyon County KS
19 Nestucca Valley School District 101J OR
20 North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District NJ
21 N&M Bus Lines Inc. NH
22 Flippin School District AR
23 Bendle Public Schools MI
24 Mechanicville City School District NY
25 Champion Local Schools OH
26 United Talmudical Academy NY
27 Dietrich and Sons, Inc ND
28 Kottkes' Bus Service, Inc MN

2012 School Bus Replacement Rebate Program information

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