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California Offers $150 Million to Help Schools Switch to Zero-Emission Buses

California is offering $150 million to help California public school districts and charter schools put more electric and zero-emission school buses on the roads.

A collaboration between the California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission, the state is accepting applications through Sept. 29, 2023, and award recipients can receive up to $495,000 to replace older, fossil fuel-powered buses with zero emission options, as well as charging equipment.

This is the second year of the program, which is part of California’s efforts to replace aging buses with zero-emission technology.

Last year, 81 school districts purchased more than 300 zero-emission buses with the state’s support.