EPA’s 2023 Clean School Bus Rebate Program

Program Description:
The EPA’s 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebate Program is open until January 31, 2024. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models, including propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), and battery electric (ZE). Rebate funding for zero emission models includes the replacement bus and charging infrastructure.
Eligible applicants include public school districts, tribal applicants, and eligible third party for-profit, not-for-profit, or nonprofit service providers, including school bus dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), school bus service providers, and private school bus fleets.
For complete details, please review the Clean School Bus Rebate Program Overview.
NOTE: The program guidance and application process differ from prior EPA school bus rebate programs, so please review the summary of program requirements and the detailed program guide before proceeding.
The Rebate Process:
The 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates process includes:SAM.gov account registration,Rebate application submission,Review and selection by EPA,Selectees submit purchase orders to request paymentSelectees then receive paymentNew bus delivery,Existing bus replacement, andProject close out.
Information Sessions:
EPA is hosting a series of public webinars regarding the 2023 Clean School Bus Rebate Program from now through January to provide potential applicants with an overview of the program, relevant information and available resources.
The schedule of planned webinars includes:12/05/23 at 1pm ET: Overview of IRS Tax Credits with Dept. of Treasury12/13/23 at 1pm ET: EPA Office of Inspector General Fraud Prevention and Best Practices with Q&A1/09/24 at 1pm ET: Popular 2023 Rebate Program Q&A with an Extended Audience Q&A Session1/24/24 at 1pm ET: CSB Program Outreach (Topic TBD)2/07/24 at 1pm ET: 2023 Rebate Program Feedback and Next Steps
Register for these sessions online here. Slides from previously held webinars are also available.
For more information, please visit the EPA Clean School Bus Program Website.
Questions about the rebate program may be submitted to the Clean School Bus helpline at: cleanschoolbus@epa.gov.