Arizona will use most of their $38 million in settlement funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust to replace school buses.…
January 07, 2019 |
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that $8.4 million is available to 22 schools districts for the purchase of dozens of new school buses tied to the Volkswagen settlement.
In this second of two rounds of awarding Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund money, low-income schools will receive 76 new diesel and alternative fuel schools buses. The second round of funding was awarded as part of a $38 million plan to provide low-income schools with new school buses. A third round of awards is expected to be announced shortly.
Last year, in the first round of funding, 142 diesel and alternative fuel school buses were awarded to 55 school districts and charter schools, at a cost of $15.9 million. To date, Arizona has approved 77 applications from school districts and charter schools, resulting in $24.4 million awarded for 218 buses.