The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that Nevada is set to receive funding through EPA's first Clean School Bus Program Grants Competition.
The $7.7 million award will be used to purchase 25 zero-emission school buses in various school buses. The funding to Nevada's Clean Energy Fund is from President Biden's Investing in America agenda.
Officials said the funding will improve air quality, boost the economy, and create good-paying jobs by accelerating the transition to low- and zero-emission vehicles.
"Despite being an essential tool for student transportation, diesel school buses emit pollution into neighborhoods and pose a significant threat to children's health, said Christi Cabrera-Georgeson with the Nevada Conservation League. "This historic funding opportunity from the EPA will bring the benefits of clean transportation to school districts across Nevada, fostering healthier, cleaner air in communities and mitigating dangerous climate pollution."