The goal of the Lower-Emission School Bus Program is to reduce school children's exposure to cancer-causing and smog-forming pollution from public school buses throughout California by replacing older school buses and reducing tailpipe emissions.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District provides grant funds to purchase new electric school buses, new electric fleet vehicles (white fleet), and replace old combustion engines with new low-NOx engine vehicles. Participation in this grant program is voluntary and open to public school districts with bus terminals located in Sacramento County and the Sacramento Federal Nonattainment Area (SFNA).
Status: Application period is currently OPEN for Bus Replacement purchases, under the SECAT Program.
Status: Applications are no longer accepted for CNG tank replacement purchases.
Status: Some grant funds may be applied together.