Fuel Transformation Program Awards

Funding Awarded

Contact: Debra Swartz | 517-582-1578

The EGLE Fuel Transportation Program has awarded $12.9 million of the VW settlement to schools committed to reducing diesel emissions from school buses.  The following briefly summarizes the grants awarded to date.

Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation Electric School Bus Pilot Project

The Michigan Association for Pupil Transportation Electric School Bus Pilot Project was awarded over $4.2 million to replace 17 diesel school buses with 17 all-electric school buses and charging stations.  Zeeland Public Schools was the grantee and is overseeing the project which involves a total of seven school districts including: Gaylord Community Schools, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Oxford Community Schools, Three Rivers Community Schools, Zeeland Public Schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools and Roseville Community Schools  For more information contact David Meeuwsen, Zeeland Public Schools at dmeeuwse@zps.org.

Diesel and Propane School Bus Projects

Sixty-two Michigan school districts were awarded a total of 8.7M for 25 projects that will replace 300 older diesel buses with models powered by clean diesel and propane engines.

The new buses will operate in 36 counties, including all 10 counties that are in non-attainment for the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone. The new buses will reduce oxides of nitrogen, greenhouse gases, particulate matter, and other harmful emissions.

The 25 individual and group grantees include the following:

School District or Consortium

Grant Total

Diesel
Buses

Propane Buses

Brown City Community Schools1

$1,894,648.50

44

20

Chippewa Valley Schools

$597,618.75

25

 

Corunna Public Schools

$88,000.00

4

 

Dexter Community Schools

$211,198.00

8

 

Dundee Community Schools

$26,688.00

1

 

Durand Area Schools

$164,650.00

 

4

Fennville Public Schools

$69,285.75

3

 

First Student Incorporated2

$202,594.52

9

 

Genesee Intermediate School District3

$216,426.08

8

 

Grand Ledge Public Schools

$119,141.25

5

 

Gwinn Area Community Schools

$42,793.20

 

1

Harbor Springs Public Schools

$27,000.00

1

 

Hillsdale Community Schools

$28,750.00

1

 

Ionia Public Schools

$68,849.25

3

 

Iosco Regional Education Service Agency4

$759,872.85

11

13

Lenawee Intermediate School District5

$340,697.00

8

4

Livingston Educational Service Industry

$66,750.00

3

 

Meridian Public Schools

$209,527.50

9

 

Oakland Schools6

$515,000.00

21

 

Riverview Community Schools

$79,588.80

 

2

Thornapple Kellogg School District

$40,137.60

 

1

Utica Community Schools

$701,054.00

30

 

Wayland Union Schools

$68,833.25

3

 

Wayne Regional Education Services Agency7

$2,138,287.90

8

48

Whitmore Lake Public Schools

$47,500.00

2

 

Total

$8,636,980.20

43

48

1 Includes Berrien Springs Public Schools, Byron Center Public Schools, Capac Community Schools, Cass City Public Schools, Croswell-Lexington Community Schools, Decatur Public Schools, Edwardsburg Public Schools, Fruitport Community Schools, Holt Public Schools, Hudsonville Public Schools, Lakeshore Public Schools, North Branch Public Schools, Northview Public Schools, Plainwell Community Schools, Saline Area Schools, Unionville Sebewaing Area School District, Van Buren Intermediate School District, and Yale Public Schools.

2 Includes Nile Community Schools, Adrian Public Schools, Benton Harbor Area Schools, and Harrison Community Schools.

3 Includes Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools.

4 Includes Alcona Community Schools, Oscoda Area Schools, West Branch-Rose City Area Schools, Alpena Public Schools, Crawford AuSable School District, and Hillman Community Schools.

5 Includes Onsted Community Schools, Madison School District, Hudson Area Schools, and Morenci Area Schools.

6 Includes Walled Lake Community School District and West Bloomfield School District.

7 Includes Huron School District, Livonia Public Schools, Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Public Schools, Romulus Community Schools, and Wayne-Westland Community Schools.