School bus replacement grants awarded from VW settlement
Three counties in the Tennessee Valley are recipients of a grant for school bus replacement projects in Tennessee.
Bledsoe County School, Grundy County Department of Education, and Sequatchie County Board of Education each will receive a portion of the $8,854,685.42 in grant funding from the Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust.
This grant will provide financial assistance so that at least one eligible school bus can be replaced any new diesel, alternate-fueled, or all-electric school bus.
The purpose of the Environmental Mitigation Trust is to execute environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation report that this grant will replace a total of 143 engine model year 2009 or older school buses with 68 new diesel, one all-electric, 66 propane, and eight compressed natural gas school buses.