This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to incentivize and accelerate the replacement of existing school buses with clean and ZE school buses.
The CSB program aims to:
In order to meet the unique needs of diverse recipients and address gaps identified in the 2022 CSB rebate program, the CSB grant program has designed two separate sub-programs under this NOFO:
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allows EPA to prioritize certain communities that will benefit from the CSB program. The CSB program statute enables the program to target communities with environmental justice concerns, that is, communities adversely and disproportionately affected by environmental, climate change, and human health harms or risks, and support a broad geographic distribution of funds. Additionally, CSB has been identified as part of the Justice40 Initiative, which provides a goal that 40 percent of applicable federal benefits flow to disadvantaged communities. For the purposes of this funding opportunity “disadvantaged communities” must meet one or more of the following prioritization criteria:
For information about project requirements, see: https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2023-04/2023-csb-grant-nofo-4-20-23.pdf#page=16
Estimated Total Program Funding: