Grants For Propane Autogas School Buses Available To Replace Diesel

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) reports that government grants are available to replace diesel school buses with new propane autogas buses. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) provides funds to public and private fleets for the replacement of old diesel school buses with new or retrofit buses certified to EPA’s cleanest emission standards. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 30, 2020.

EPA awards selected applicants that scrap and replace their old diesel buses a rebate of $20,000-$65,000 per bus, depending on the fuel type of the replacement bus. Applicants are selected in a lottery with at least one selectee from each state/territory represented in the applicant pool. Typically, the vehicle replacement or retrofit projects are completed in less than one year.

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SOURCE: The Weekly Propane Newsletter, October 15, 2020. Weekly Propane Newsletter subscribers receive all the latest posted and spot prices from major terminals and refineries around the U.S. delivered to inboxes every week. Receive a center spread of posted prices with hundreds of postings updated each week, along with market analysis, insightful commentary, and much more not found elsewhere.