Accessing the U.S. EPA Clean School Bus Rebates

Apply now for school bus rebates and other incentives

Federal funding is now available for replacing older dirty school buses with cleaner vehicles, including electric school buses. Illinois Extension and Prairie Rivers Network are collaborating on this free online webinar. Several incentives are available this summer. There are many benefits in transitioning to electric buses, including improved health, reduced emissions, and substantial financial savings for school districts. The webinar will address coverage, prioritization, program guidance, and technical assistance for the process, as well as provide a case study of a school district in transition. 

If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Nancy Ouedraogo @ esarey@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs

About the presenters:

Tim Farquer is a senior advisor for World Resources Institute’s Electric School Bus Initiative, with a focus on technical assistance for school districts. He comes from a family of educators and has worked in public education for 25 years. Tim is also the administrative lead for the Bus-2-Grid Initiative and acting superintendent for Williamsfield Schools.

Susan Mudd is an attorney and senior policy advocate for the Environmental Law & Policy Center where she directs the Diesel Pollution Reduction Initiative to protect children’s and communities’ health and the organization’s Electric School Bus campaign. Susan also serves on ELPC’s Science Advisory Council.

About the moderator:

Kim Knowles is a policy specialist at Prairie Rivers Network where she leads the organization’s efforts to craft and implement just and equitable renewable energy policies. Equitable renewable energy policies are designed to ensure the benefits of clean energy are realized by a broader spectrum of people, including communities of color, low income and environmental justice communities, and rural towns and villages. Kim is presently leading a project called Win-the-Win on Clean Energy, ensuring rural Illinois understands and captures the benefits of federal energy legislation.