Article | June 12, 2024
2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program: Grant Application Assistance

Applications for the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program are now open through July 25, 2024! Our annotated sample project narrative and budget table help districts complete a competitive application.

The front ends of several electric school buses in a parking lot.

The Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles (CHDV) Program is an exciting opportunity for school districts to pursue funding support for transitioning to electric school buses. With nearly $1 billion available, this program gives districts the chance to access federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to bring the benefits of electric school buses to your community!

The best way to learn about the requirements of the 2024 CHDV Program is to thoroughly review the full Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), and we encourage any district to begin working on the application as soon as possible. CHDV Program applications are due July 25, 2024.

To apply, applicants must submit multiple forms and materials (some optional, some required), as well as a project narrative and budget (maximum of 15 pages). Applicants must have active and accounts and need to submit a complete grant application by July 25, 2024.

To support your 2024 CHDV Program application, the Electric School Bus Initiative has prepared an annotated Sample Project Narrative with guidance such as comments, notes, tips, additional resources and template letters to help guide your application. You can download the sample narrative below!

Annotated Sample Project Narrative

Your application for the 2024 CHDV Program must include a budget table. The Electric School Bus Initiative has recreated EPA's example budget table, which you can use when developing the budget table for your application

Example Budget Table

Have more questions about your district’s application? We’re here to help! Get in touch with our team by setting up a meeting or via email. As always, Electric School Bus Initiative assistance is free and impartial.

Note that this opportunity is separate from the Clean School Bus Program (CSBP), which has awarded nearly $3 billion in grants and rebates to school districts nationwide since 2022. You can learn more about CSBP here.

This guidance was not developed in collaboration with EPA and following it does not guarantee an award from this grant program.

Phillip Burgoyne-Allen
Lidia Henderson
Jessica Wang
Vishant Kothari
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Phillip Burgoyne-Allen