Proposed Open Date June 20 – HVIP Public School Bus Set-Aside & EnergIIZE Joint Application

$150 Million Set-Aside for Eligible School Busesand Associated Infrastructure
A total of $150 million is allocated for the 2022-2023 fiscal year for the replacement of internal combustion engine (ICE) school buses with new zero-emission school buses and complementary charging infrastructure. Recipients who meet eligibility requirements will be eligible for two incentives, one through the HVIP Public School Bus Set-Aside for new zero-emission school bus(es) and one through the Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles Project (EnergIIZE) for the charging infrastructure and construction costs.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) hosted a Work Group Meeting to Discuss the Implementation of Fiscal Year 2022-23 Incentives for Zero-Emission Public School Buses and Infrastructure on May 9, 2023.  The public comment period is open until May 23, 2023. Work group comments can be provided online or by emailing [email protected] with the subject line: 21-TRAN-04 Public School Bus Set-Aside Workshop.

Mark Your Calendar – June 7th at 11am (PT) for a Purchaser Workshop  
The California Electric School Bus Working Group (CAESBWG) will host a Purchaser Workshop for eligible applicants interested in learning more about how to apply for funding. The Purchaser Workshop will cover the available and upcoming funding opportunities for electric school buses (ESBs) and associated infrastructure, including the HVIP Public School Bus Set-Aside and EnergIIZE. The working group is a part of CALSTART’s Electric School Bus Network.

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FY 22-23 Proposed Purchaser Eligibility 
Proposed eligible applicants include Public School Districts, Public Charter Schools, Joint Power Authorities, County Offices of Education, and the Division of State Special Schools located in small and medium air districts. Proposed applicants would be required to serve students within the K-12 grade levels.

Participation in the Public School Bus Set-Aside funding requires the scrappage of an old school bus for each new school bus that is awarded. The proposed old school bus requirements are as follows: the chassis must be a 2010 model or older, applicant owned, CHP certified and have a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds.

More information will be provided to all stakeholders and posted to the Purchasers Page when the HVIP Implementation Manual, Appendix G for FY22-23 funds is published.

Please reach out to [email protected] with questions or to subscribe to Public School Bus Set-Aside updates. We’re here to help.

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