The Accelerating Clean Transportation School Bus program is accepting applications through Jan. 11 for the 2023 School Bus Fleet Deployment program.

Administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, the grant program offers up to $2.5 million in flexible funding for school bus depot upgrades and the purchase of electric school buses and charging infrastructure.

The MassCEC request for proposals seeks applications from any of the following:
• Massachusetts public school districts as sole applicants
• Public school districts partnered with a private school bus transportation contract
• Private school bus transportation contractors partnered with Massachusetts public school districts under the Fleet Deployment Program

Participating fleets will also have the opportunity to work with the MassCEC’s consultant team to address gaps in technical knowledge related to school bus fleet electrification, including coordination with stakeholders, equipment selection, procurement and project implementation.

An informational webinar is available online, and questions may be sent to

In addition to the Fleet Deployment program, Accelerating Clean Transportation, or ACT, also offers advisory services, for which applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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