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Grants are available for schools to replace or retrofit their school buses. Funding includes up to  $8.4 million for the program.
Eligible applicants are any public school district, Joint Powers Agreement SoledadSB(JPA) school, or contractor operating heavy duty (>14,000 lbs. GVWR) diesel school buses for those public schools. Contractors are eligible for retrofits but not replacements. The Lower Emission School Bus Program (LESBP) is funded with grants from the California Air Resources Board (ARB), plus matching funds from MBUAPCD. LESBP funds from ARB plus matching funds from the MBUAPCD cover 100% of the costs to replace most buses, and up to $20,000 of the costs to install and service each retrofit. School bus replacements and retrofit grants will reduce diesel particulate emissions -- a toxic air contaminant -- and thus reduce student exposure to cancer-causing pollutants in diesel exhaust.

ARB Bus and Truck Regulations Applicable to School Bus Fleets

LESBP Replacement and Retrofit Application Forms - Excel File

LESBP Replacement Application Form - PDF Fillable Form
(Fill out the form and print, or print out the blank form and complete by hand.)

Q: What is behind that door labeled D.E.F.?

LESBP Retrofit Application Form - PDF Fillable Form
(Fill out the form and print, or print out the blank form and complete by hand.)

LESBP Schedule Summary

LESBP School Bus Types C, D, and SE

Retrofits Currently Available for School Buses

School Bus Fleet Calculator

LESBP Replacement Application to replace a 1986 or older bus or a 2-stroke engine bus

LESBP Grant Agreement - PDF Format

LESBP Draft School Board Resolution

COMPLETE LESBP Application Packet - Download and unzip file

National Clean Diesel Campaign - New technology publications are now available on the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) website. These technical bulletins are designed to support NCDC grant recipients (as well as their sub-recipients and others) and fleet managers who are using Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) or Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) as potential retrofit technologies.

 
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