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School Bus Replacement Grant VW Training
June 13, 2018
MPCA's St. Paul office
Saint Paul, MN
Contact: Lisa Thurstin or 6512239568

MPCA is hosting a training event on June 13, 2018.

MPCA seeks diesel school bus owners from private, public, and nonprofit sectors to apply to 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. Projects funded will: 1) reduce diesel emissions in Minnesota; 2) fund a variety of school buses from around the state; and 3) fund a mixture of fuel technologies (2018 model year or newer certified diesel, natural gas, propane, electric-diesel hybrid, or all-electric engine).

Wednesday, June 13: 1:30 p.m.

Options to attend:
  • Webcast (video and audio)
  • Audio only option: 888-742-5095 (Conference code: 9612-1189-81)
  • In person at MPCA's St. Paul office (lower level Board Room). Parking information found on the St. Paul office website, check-in at the front desk.
  • For those unable to attend, the event will be recorded.
MPCA is now accepting 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.

The request for proposals (RFP) has the details on who may apply, vehicle requirements, and other information that will help applicants submit an application.

MPCA anticipates awarding approximately $2,115,000 for school bus grants.
Applications are due no later than 2:30 p.m. Central Time on July 19, 2018.

If you would like assistance with the process contact Lisa Thurstin via phone or email: | 651-223-9568


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