The California Energy Commission School Bus Replacement Program is making up to $78.7 million in grant funding available for the replacement of California’s oldest school buses. (GFO-17-607) Additionally, the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) has up to $13 million in grant funds for electric vehicle infrastructure and $2.4 million in grant funds for compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure for the replacement school buses. The Energy Commission is emphasizing electric school buses as the preferred type of bus replacement under SB 110, the legislation providing the funding for the replacements. As an incentive, the Energy Commission is planning to provide up to $60,000 per awarded bus for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Additionally, the Energy Commission expects to provide school districts/COE awarded an electric bus under this solicitation, access to workforce development and training resources. Funding is available for public school districts and county […]