2017 School Bus EPA Rebate Open

2017 School Bus EPA Rebate Open

Sep 28

New Buses

Need help paying for that new school bus or upgrade? EPA is offering an opportunity to receive up to $20,000 per vehicle to replace your older school buses, and up to $6,000 per vehicle for retrofits. Older school buses without emission reduction retrofits emit significant amounts of harmful exhaust, so participating in this program will help improve the health of students and other members of your community. 

Western Bus Sales is here to assist you with this process. Let us know what you need, from new bus quotations, to finding EPA engine family names for engines you are replacing. We're here to help!

The 2017 School Bus Rebate program is now open and will be accepted until November 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm PT. Please visit the EPA's website for the program guide with all the details as well as FAQs and the application form. 

Eligible Entities

  • Regional, state, or tribal agencies including school districts and municipalities, or
  • Private entities that operate school buses under a contract with an entity listed above

Important Dates

  • September 28, 2017 - Application period opens
  • October 5, 2017, 11-12 pm PT - Webinar for applicants: Link to Webinar
  • November 14, 2017, 1 pm PT - Application period closes
  • January 2018 (estimated) - EPA posts selectees and waiting list online. Official selection letters emailed to selectees
  • April 2018 (estimated) - Purchase order submission deadline for replacement buses and retrofits
  • September 2018 (estimated) - Deadline for submitting payment documentation demonstrating installation of retrofits, delivery of replacement buses, and scrappage of old buses
  • Within one month after receipt of payment documentation - Selectees will receive their rebate payment

If you have questions, please contact CleanDiesel@epa.gov