REMINDER! Clean School Bus Rebates Application deadline is this Friday, August 19, 2022. SAM.gov entity registration required.
EPA is offering $500 million in rebates for electric and low-emission school buses. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models. The 2022 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates process includes SAM.gov account registration, application submission, review and selection by EPA, purchase order submission and request for payment, payment receipt, new bus delivery and old bus replacement, and close out.
NEW! The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA): A Reference Summary for Clean Air Agencies
In the wake of this weekend’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, here is a quick and informal brief for the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) members that unpacks what’s in the law in plain English. This quick NACAA brief includes three sections: a summary of the overall provisions and two lists of all the programs funded by the IRA (one for all the funding going through EPA, and one for funding going through other Federal agencies). These lists include the purpose, dollar amount, eligible recipients, and the page number of the bill so you can go look for yourself what Congress intended for the money. More news to follow!
White House – BY THE NUMBERS: The Inflation Reduction Act
The Atlantic – Not Even a Single Republican Voted for the Climate Bill
Canary Media – The new climate law will help clean up air travel
E&E News – Meet EPA boss Michael Regan’s inner circle
E&E News – The EV charger that drops from the sky
Canary Media – US climate law will help electrify more USPS mail trucks
The Island Now – Air Purifier vs. Houseplant (Comparison & Guide)
Education Week – Improving Indoor Air Quality = Keeping Students + Staff in School