This April, the U.S. EPA is expected to officially launch its new Clean School Bus Program, which will provide billions of dollars to help school districts invest in electric school buses over the next five years. Join us to learn more about this unprecedented funding opportunity and how you can leverage it for your school district and community. Drawing on years of federal and local experience, panelists will offer unique and helpful insights into applying for, receiving and deploying clean school bus funding.
About the "Getting on Board” series:
Diesel school buses make up the vast majority of the U.S. school bus fleet but emit harmful pollutants with links to asthma and other respiratory conditions. Electric school buses offer a clean alternative, with no tailpipe emissions and air quality benefits that support students’ health and cognitive development.
As the EPA launches its Clean School Bus Program, providing up to $5 billion in funding for electric school buses, this is the moment to bring the benefits of electric school buses to the communities most harmed by air pollution. Join us for “Getting on Board,” a webinar series in which we’ll explore the electric school bus adoption process and how you can help bring electric school buses to your community.
Future webinars throughout 2022 will address topics such as the electric school bus roadmap, funding and financing, charging, vehicle-to-grid technologies, and state and local policy – all centered on an equitable approach to the electric school bus transition. The series is being hosted by the Alliance for Electric School Buses and WRI's Electric School Bus Initiative.
Speakers and moderator:
Carolina Chacon, of the Alliance for Electric School Buses, will interview Jennifer Keller, former Program Director, EPA Clean School Bus US, and Gil Rosas, Director II Sustainability & Adaptation, Modesto City Schools.