Webinar + Resources: Clean School Bus Program for Districts and Utilities

Kate Tracy | July 7, 2022 | Webinars

The Clean School Bus program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides for an unprecedented level of funding to update our school bus fleets. Half of the $5 billion over five years is to be used for the addition of electric buses while the remaining $2.5 billion can be used for electric, compressed natural gas, and propane buses. Effective and efficient implementation of electric buses to a fleet requires close coordination between a school district and their local utility.

On July 7, 2022, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Region 4 office of the EPA facilitated a dialog on clean, efficient school bus fleets. Speakers discussed how to work together to successfully add electric school buses to a fleet. Utilities also talked about practical considerations for adding charging stations and recharging considerations.


  • Dale Aspy, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Westy Westmoreland, Director-Electrification, Dominion Energy South Carolina
  • Dory Larsen, Electric Transportation Program Manager, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Moderator

Webinar Resources

Clean School Bus Program Resources

Application/Timeline Recap

  • Now: Register as an organization for SAM.gov account
  • Now – August 2022: Talk to utility and community partners
  • August 19: Deadline to apply for the EPA’s Clean School Bus rebate program
  • October 2022: EPA conducts lottery and notifies winners
  • October 2022 – April 2023: Winner orders buses, works with utility
  • October 2022-April 2023: Selectees submit Payment Request Forms with purchase orders demonstrating that new buses and eligible infrastructure have been ordered.
  • Before October 2024:Winner submits close-out form

If you have any questions about the program or the resources, feel free to reach out directly to Dory Larsen at [email protected].

To connect with a Clean School Bus contact in your region, please email:
[email protected]Aspy.[email protected], and Carnright.[email protected].