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School Bus Grant Funding & Information

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The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District is a leader in helping schools reduce air pollution in the Greater Sacramento Area by using zero-emission school buses and technology in our communities.  The replacement of high-polluting diesel buses with new clean school buses greatly reduces childrens exposure to transportation related air pollution. It also helps school districts with cost savings on fuel, regular maintenance and repairs.  The Sac Metro Air District is committed to regional projects and partnerships to create clean air and a low-carbon future for everyone. 


Programs & Information


2021 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation


The solicitation will run from March 29, 2021 to May 28, 2021. The current solicitation has up to $18 million in incentive funds available to replace combustion engine school buses with cleaner school buses.  School Districts in Sacramento County and the Yolo-Solano AQMD are eligible to apply for school bus funding up to the maximum allowed in the Carl Moyer Program guidelines. Projects may be evaluated under the Community Air Protection Incentives guidelines. Districts may also apply for infrastructure funding.

Please note that HVIP funding cannot be used in combination with Carl Moyer Program and Community Air Protection Incentives. Most districts may not qualify for maximum funding and may need substantial cash match to participate. For more information about eligibility and match requirements, please contact staff.

2021 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation Manual (PDF) 

 How to Apply:

To apply online, please click on the "Online Application" button below.  We recommend using the Chrome internet browser to complete the online application. To submit a paper application, please click on the S1-Program Application link in the Documents/Forms column below.

Online Application

 Note: Please attach to the Online Application and/or send in the additional information listed on the

 Applicant Checklist

Applicant Checklist



Status: Closed




 Documents / Forms


 Additional Links


Incentive Program Page
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