Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Nevada will be receiving a $9,875,000 award from the Clean School Bus Rebates. The funding will go toward 25 electric school buses for the Clark County School District.
The 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates prioritize low-income, rural, and Tribal communities. This program was established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law). In addition to Nevada, school districts in all 50 states, D.C., and several Tribes and U.S. territories will receive $5 billion grant funding over the next five years to replace older school buses with zero and low-emission models. The first installment will help school districts across the country purchase over 2,400 clean school buses.
“I’m excited to see this funding for clean buses headed to Clark County schools,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “In addition to reducing air pollution and lowering fuel costs, these buses will help reduce harmful emissions across Las Vegas and keep our kids healthy. I’ll keep working to support innovative transportation solutions as well as create good-paying jobs in our booming clean-energy industries.”