The EPA spent $7 million from the ARRA to replace diesel school buses with electric buses.

In the prior fiscal year, $5.25 million came from the ARP and was used by the EPA on an “environmental justice initiative.”

A portion of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which was awarded to the EPA, was used to fund a program to replace diesel school buses with electric ones in low-income neighborhoods. This program received $7 million.

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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Electric School Bus Rebates program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $7 million from Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act to schools for the replacement of four diesel school buses with electrical school buses totaling $1.2 million or $300,000 each in the fiscal year 2021.