Funding Opportunities for Central Oklahoma Schools

Oklahoma Alternative Fuel School Bus Program

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has released a request for proposal (RFP) for the Oklahoma Alternative Fuel School bus program. This program will be funded by the Volkswagen State Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund. The total funding will be 4.1 million. School buses with engine model year 2009 or older may be repowered with a new alternative fuel engine or replaced with a new alternative fuel school bus.

Eligible fuels include all-electric, hybrid-electric, CNG, LNG and LPG/propane.

The cost for electric infrastructure and its installation are eligible for funding, but are subject to a per-charger maximum and the total project cap. Infrastructure for other fuels will not be covered.

Funding will be in the form of reimbursement. All projects are subject to a total project reimbursement cap and per item reimbursement cap.

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Clean Diesel (DERA) Program

DEQ is announcing a separate funding opportunity under the Clean Diesel (DERA) program toward the installation of exhaust control retrofits on a variety of vehicles, and diesel or gasoline school bus replacements. View a comparison factsheet of the VW and DERA programs

ACOG in partnership with the Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) and DEQ are hosting an informational webinar regarding this funding opportunity. Please share with school administrators in your community.

Webinar: How to Take Advantage of Oklahoma VW and DERA Funding for Your School Bus Fleet

11 a.m – 12 p.m., Monday, November 5

ACOG Contacts

Eric Pollard
Clean Cities Manager

Angela Hankins
Special Programs Officer

(405) 234-2264

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DEQ Staff Contact

Heather Lerch, CEM
Environmental Programs Specialist

(405) 702-4159

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