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Three local school systems to receive funds to purchase clean school buses

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Three local school systems are among the 18 slated to get money from the federal Clean School Bus Program rebate competition.

The program is aimed to help replace older, diesel-fueled school buses with zero-emission electric buses.

Last fall, the EPAannounced the availability of $500 million for its 2023 Clean School Bus rebates. The demand from school systems across the county led the EPA to double the amount of available funding to nearly $1 billion.

The three local districts selected to receive funds from the program are:

  • Augusta County Public Schools, which has been selected to receive $400,000 in rebate funding to purchase two clean school buses.
  • Harrisonburg Public Schools, which has been selected to receive $600,000 in rebate funding to purchase three clean school buses.
  • Charlottesville Public Schools, which has been selected to receive $420,000 in rebate funding to purchase two clean school buses.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].

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