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Bledsoe County awarded $600,000 to fund two electric buses

The Bledsoe County School System has been announced as one of winners of two school bus rebate opportunities: the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Electric School Bus Rebates, and the 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates. The system is receiving $600,000 to purchase two electric school buses.

The $7 million in ARP funding is directed toward school districts in underserved communities to replace old diesel buses with new, zero-emission electric models, and the $10 million in DERA rebates will assist with 444 school bus replacements across the country.

For more see the March 17 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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