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*The Propane School Bus Grant is currently closed and not taking applications at this time*
Funding Summary: OED will offer approximately $150,000 in grants to Indiana school corporations to cover the incremental costs of buying new propane school buses. The incremental cost is the difference in price between a propane bus and a diesel or gasoline bus. Applicants can apply for 50% to 100% of the incremental costs, up to $10,000. The maximum grant will be $50,000 per award, but applicants can apply for a lower amount. Applicant must apply for a minimum of two school buses.
Funding Goal: The Office of Energy Development (OED) intends to increase public school corporations’ access to and knowledge of new propane school buses. Schools can benefit from propane school buses in a variety of ways, including decreasing school children’s exposure to harmful emissions, lowering maintenance costs through the use of a cleaner burning fuel, and increasing fuel diversity. By diversifying fueling sources, schools are able to reduce their exposure to fueling price shocks and improve their access to affordable, reliable energy. To learn how fleets across the US have benefited from using propane, follow this link and check “propane” on the lower left.
Grant Guidelines: Please review the guidelines here.
Applications are due October 19 at 5:00 PM ET. The following items must be put into one zip file and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org: