Diesel Mitigation fund (VW):

The Ohio EPA manages the grant program for the diesel mitigation fund.  Information is posted on their web pages.  The next round of applications will open in June 1, 2020.

EPA asks us to let you know that schools may apply to this grant program for the replacement or re-power of class 4-8 trucks in addition to school buses.

2019 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates

EPA has announced a funding opportunity for school bus fleets that serve public schools.  EPA anticipates awarding over $10 million in this funding opportunity.


School buses that are regularly used to transport at least 10 students to or from school, driven over 10,000 miles over the last 12 months, and powered by a 2006 or earlier model year diesel engine are eligible. The engine and chassis must be scrapped before receiving the rebate payment.


The deadline for emailing applications is October 30, 2019 at 4pm Eastern Time. 


For more details, please refer to the following communication from EPA:  2019 DERA program

Additional information, including the application instructions is available at: https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/school-bus-rebates-diesel-emissions-reduction-act-dera.