Electric school bus pilot project

Electric school busEligible applicants in Minnesota are encouraged to apply for grant funding to help purchase new electric school buses to replace older, diesel-powered school buses.

See the request for proposals (RFP) for full details on eligibility: who may apply, grant match amounts, and other information that will help applicants submit a proposal.

  • Application deadline: October 13, 2020
  • Total funding: Approximately $3 million
  • Maximum award per project (bus + charger) is $275,000, or up to 75% of total eligible project costs, whichever is less.

Application materials

Read and review the RFP materials carefully so your application is not disqualified. All application forms must be in their original file format, as described on page 8 of the RFP. Scanned versions or PDFs will not be accepted. Applications that do not follow these guidelines will be ineligible.

Phase 2 Electric school bus pilot project (FY21)

PDF icon Request for proposals (p-f2-52a-fy21)

This document describes the Minnesota Electric School Bus Pilot Project grant round, and provides information that will help applicants plan their project and submit a competitive application. Applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time on October 13, 2020.

File Application form - part 1 (p-f2-52b-fy21)

File Application form - part 2 (p-f2-52b-fy21)

Additional references

PDF icon Electric school bus pilot project fact sheet (p-f2-52k-fy21)

PDF icon Sample grant agreement (p-f2-52e-fy21)

File Certificate of engine/chassis destruction (p-f2-52i-fy21)

PDF icon Project evaluation methods (p-f2-52d-fy21)

File Quarterly reporting form (p-f2-52j-fy21)

Resources for grantees

Questions and answers

Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions to grants.pca@state.mn.us, subject line: “MN Electric School Bus Pilot Grant,” no later than 4:30 p.m. Central Time on October 1, 2020. All questions and answers will be included in the FAQ sheet and posted online. 

PDF icon Phase 2 electric school bus pilot project: Frequently asked questions (p-f2-52g-fy21)

MPCA personnel not listed are not authorized to discuss this RFP with applicants. Any contact regarding this RFP with other MPCA personnel may result in disqualification.