On-Road Heavy-Duty School Bus Fleet Modernization Eligibility Criteria
The application submittal period is open from April 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021, 5 PM. Please submit original hard copy applications. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered for funding.
Additional criteria can be found in the 2017 CMP Guidelines, Chapter 4: On-Road Heavy Duty Vehicles.
Only public school districts that own their own buses or Joint Power Authorities (JPA) between public schools are eligible to apply.
Existing buses must be greater than 14,000 GVWR.
The existing bus must be in operational condition and have operated in the school district’s fleet for at least two years.
For school bus electric conversions, the baseline vehicle chassis must be ten years old or newer. CHP requires engineering plans, certified by a California licensed engineer, to be able to safety certify the school bus.
School buses subject to the Truck and Bus Regulation are only eligible if they meet one of the following requirements:
The existing school bus must have an OEM diesel particulate filter (DPF) installed.
The existing school bus must be retrofitted with a DPF that reduces diesel PM emissions by at least 85%.
The existing school bus must be reported in TRUCRS under the Low-Use exemption.
Applicants will receive notification of project status via email within 30 days of application receipt. Applicants that are not awarded funds due to a lack of funding, but would otherwise be eligible for a grant have the option of being placed on a waitlist. Applicants will automatically remain on the waitlist for up to 6 months. Applicants that would like to remain on the waitlist after 6 months has passed must email us a request.