More than $734,000 in funding is now available from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality through its program to replacing older diesel school buses with engines.
The Oklahoma Clean Diesel Program/DERA makes money available to install new diesel, gasoline, all-electric, propane or natural gas school buses.
The Clean Diesel/DERA program is offering $734,342 towards the following project types:
- Replacement of a class 5-8 diesel school bus with an Engine Model Year (EMY) of 2009 or older with a bus that has an engine certified to meet EPA emission standards.
- Replacement of a class 5-8 diesel school bus with an EMY of 2016 or older if being replaced with a zero emission vehicle or with a bus that has an engine certified to meet CARB low-NOx emission standards.
“The Clean Diesel program has helped us bring our fleet up-to-date,” said Christy Clemons, Director of Transportation at Yukon Public Schools. “Over the last three and a half years, this program has allowed us to replace 23 of our old diesel buses.”
The funding application will be accepted through December 10, 2021.
Source: OK DEQ