MPCA solicited applications for replacing old diesel school buses (model years 1992-2009). This grant opportunity is part of Minnesota’s Diesel Replacement Program, funded by the Volkswagen Settlement.
Twenty-one Minnesota school districts will replace older diesel school buses with 111 new, cleaner-fuel models using $2,110,000 from the national Volkswagen settlement. About half of the new buses will be powered by propane, the rest by new “clean diesel” technology.
Projects funded by this grant are expected to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (27 tons), particulate matter (2 tons), and greenhouse gases (2,748 tons).
|First Student, Inc||$745,000||6||35||Metro: Anoka, Hennepin, Washington|
|Inver Grove School District||$15,000||1||0||Metro: Dakota|
|Metropolitan Transportation Network||$340,000||17||0||Metro: Anoka, Hennepin|
|Minnesota Coaches||$15,000||1||0||Metro: Dakota|
|Monarch Bus Svc||$420,000||21||0||Metro: Ramsey|
|North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale||$40,000||2||0||Metro: Ramsey|
|Voigt's School Bus Svc||$20,000||1||0||Metro: Anoka|
|Aksamit Transportation, Inc||$200,000||0||10||Non Metro: Todd County|
|Barnesville Bus Company||$15,000||1||0||Non Metro: Clay/Wilkin/Otter Tail|
|Battle Lake Public School||$15,000||1||0||Non Metro: Otter Tail|
|Blackduck Public Schools||$20,000||1||0||Non Metro: Beltrami|
|Crosby-Ironton Transportation||$20,000||0||1||Non Metro: Crow Wing|
|Hinckley-Finlayson Schools||$20,000||1||0||Non Metro: Pine|
|Holdingford ISD 738||$15,000||1||0||Non Metro: Stearns|
|Menahga Public School||$20,000||1||0||Non Metro: Wadena|
|Morris Public Schools||$15,000||1||0||Non Metro: Stevens|
|Palmer Bus Svc||$15,000||0||1||Non Metro: Mille Lacs|
|Richards Transportation Svc||$40,000||2||0||Non Metro: Clay|
|Steins Bus Svc||$40,000||2||0||Non Metro: Clearwater|
|Trobec's Bus Svc||$60,000||0||3||Non Metro: Stearns|
|Wrenshall Bus Svc||$20,000||0||1||Non Metro: St. Louis|
Closed: Application deadline for these funds was July 19, 2018.
MPCA sought applications from diesel school bus owners from private, public, and nonprofit sectors for this grant opportunity to partially fund diesel school bus replacement in Minnesota. The grant reduces diesel emissions from older diesel engines to improve air quality and public health by removing older diesel buses and replacing them with new, cleaner buses. Funded projects will reduce diesel emissions in Minnesota and replace a variety of school buses from around the state with buses of various fuel technologies.
VW Settlement Phase 1 - School Bus Replacement grant (2018)
The RFP assists applicants in applying for and managing state grants. This document describes the School Bus Replacement Grant, including information on who may apply for funding, the funding priorities for this grant round, match requirements, activities eligible for funding, and other information that will help applicants plan their project and submit a competitive application. Applications are due no later than 2:30 p.m. Central Time on July 19, 2018.
Training: This brief webcast offers an overview of the Request For Proposals (RFP) and application forms.