$38 Million Available for Arizona Schools to Replace Buses

It was recently announced that the state of Arizona is using $38 million of the $57 million they received from the Volkswagen (VW) settlement to repower or replace old school buses.

School Bus Fleet reports, “Under Arizona’s plan, up to $37 million will go toward purchasing around 300 new school buses in low-income communities across the state, replacing buses that are at least 15 years old and have more than 100,000 miles. The funds will be allocated to school districts with 60 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced price lunch, and to the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.”

The application for this program opened on August 14 and closes on September 28. To find out if your school district is eligible for one of the 281 new school buses (number according to the Arizona Department of Administration estimation), keep reading.

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