A state budget amendment provides $3 million in nonrecurring funds to school districts to pay the extra costs associated with buying buses equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts.
Each applicant may request up to $800,000 as part of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program. The EPA expects to award up to eight tribal assistance agreements.
Thirteen school bus operators receive funding for an electric school bus and charging infrastructure from the Ontario Electric School Bus Pilot Program.
The Rural School Bus Pilot Project is delivering dozens of electric school buses to rural districts as part of a disbursement of more than $1.2 billion for more alternative-fuel vehicles in the state.