Grant experts at consulting company Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) have introduced a free online tool to assist school districts and school bus contractors that are looking to apply for Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund monies.
A U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee has approved its draft of the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health & Human Services and Education funding bill.
A civil grand jury in Marin County in northern California is urging the launch of a better-funded school bus program to serve more kindergarten through eighth grade students.
Every day, school districts must stretch tight budgets in today’s economy. But the decisions school district officials make in terms of selecting school buses have a profound effect on many critical issues: students’ well-being, taxpayer-supported district budgets, staffing and personnel, and even the quality of air that people in a community breathe.
Under Grant Funding Opportunity GFO-17-607 (School Bus Replacement for California School Districts and County Offices of Education), California school districts can apply for a share of $94.1 million in funding to purchase new electric or CNG school buses, as well as charging and fueling infrastructure.
The Clean Diesel Tribal Grant program allocates $2 million from the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act for vehicle replacement, including school buses, to improve air quality in tribal jurisdictions, it was announced, as well as the deadline for applications to be submitted.
Citing the harmful impact diesel emissions have on student health, the Carmel Clay School District in Indiana is making the most of a $50,000 grant to increase the number of propane school buses in its fleet.