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Highland can help you secure your piece of
EPA’s $5 billion for electric school buses.

US Environmental Protection Agency

Pilot an Electric Fleet with EPA dollars

The EPA Clean School Bus Program is the largest school bus funding opportunity in U.S. history. With up to $5 billion available for school bus electrification, the 5-year program will open this month with a first phase offering $500 million in rebates.

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Let Highland Help

Highland has a proven track-record of winning grant funding for our customers. Our team was talking to EPA before the program was conceived, and we know the program inside and out.

Put our experience to work for you. For no cost or commitment, we’ll help your district secure this historic funding.

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Lower Project Costs with Highland

From getting your fleet the right chargers to lowering your energy costs with charge management, Highland’s scale and expertise allow us to lower the overall cost of your fleet electrification project.

How Highland Works

Build It Right

Your Partner in Fleet Electrification

Whether you need help with bus financing, infrastructure upgrades, charge management, or just the bandwidth to execute a successful electric fleet pilot, Highland’s expertise ensures you make the most of your new buses.

How the Program Works

The application period will open in early May for a 90-day window, with grants awarded through a weighted lottery.

How much funding can I get?

Districts can apply to replace up to 25 buses, and receive up to $250,000 in rebates per bus. Funding is also available for charging infrastructure.

What about high-need districts?

High-need, rural, and tribal districts can receive up to $375,000 per bus—enough to cover 100% of the cost of an electric school bus—plus additional funding for charging infrastructure, and preference in the selection process.

Have Questions?

See how we can help your district secure funding under the EPA Clean School Bus Program.