Electric School Bus Resources

Join us as we actively support the transition towards sustainable transportation and make a positive impact on the future of school transportation systems.

The Drive Clean Colorado team of experts is here to provide coaching and support for clean school bus adoption.

Contact us now for more information.

Electric School Bus Blogs

Stay up to date with the latest developments in the world of electric school buses and the collaborative efforts of Drive Clean Colorado and its partners. Check out our most recent blog posts that offer insights into the hands-on work being done to promote the adoption of electric school buses across Colorado and beyond. Learn about ESB events, work with our partners, noteworthy news, and more. 

Big Sandy School District celebrates new electric school buses and charging infrastructure purchased using state, federal, and local grant funding

Contact: Steve Wilson, Big Sandy School District Superintendent, swilson@bigsandy100j.org, 719-541-2292 Big Sandy School District celebrates new electric school buses and charging infrastructure purchased using state, federal, and local grant funding Big Sandy School...

Driving Towards a Cleaner Future: Key Takeaways from the Electric School Bus Webinar

On May 23rd, Drive Clean Colorado had the pleasure of hosting our Electric School Bus Webinar: Acknowledging Barriers and Providing a Path Forward, which was sponsored by Blue Bird Buses. A need for this solution-oriented workshop had been identified given the growing...

Electric School Bus: New Funding and Webinar Info Session Announcement

On April 24th the EPA announced the 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program! This program follows the 2022 CSB Rebate Program and is the second iteration of multi-year funding opportunities. This is an exciting step towards the future of electric school buses and...

Stakeholder Spotlight – Highland Electric

Drive Clean Colorado is excited to share one of our Silver partners, Highland Electric! Highland Electric and Drive Clean Colorado work together on school bus fleet electrification. We are proud to be taking steps forward together towards all-electric fleets and DCC...

Electric School Bus Ride Along at Denver Auto Show This Weekend

Drive Clean Colorado and Highland Electric Fleets Host Electric School Bus Ride Along and Q&A Session at Denver Auto Show on Saturday, April 15th at 2pm Drive Clean Colorado and Highland Electric Fleets will answer questions about transportation electrification...

Calling all districts with an interest in electrifying their school bus fleets & those who have already done so!

Join our ESB Working Group to gain insights, resources, and lessons learned in the electrification process.

For more information, contact:

  • Hunter Woodruff
  • Project Manager, Fleets & Infrastructure
  • Hunter@DriveCleanCo.org

Funding Opportunities

Clean School Bus Funding

  • Funding from the EPA
  • Total of $5 billion between fiscal years 2022 and 2026
  • Funds the replacement of existing school buses with low- or zero-emission school buses (electric or propane)
  • Also may include funding to purchase charging and fueling infrastructure

Closed will re open in 2024

Clean School Bus Program

  • Funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Total of $65 million
  • Funds electric school buses and associated charging infrastructure

Aticipated to reopen April 2024 through May 2024

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)

  • Funding from U.S. EPA
  • School districts, nonprofits
  • Class 5 – 8
  • Diesel Emission reduction technologies designated on EPA website
  • Requires scrap vehicle