Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

NREL Announces Clean Bus Planning Awards

Feb. 26, 2024
New funding available for bus electrification.

Last week, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced the $5 million Clean Bus Planning Awards (CBPA) program, funded by the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office). Managed by NREL, the CBPA provides free technical assistance to create comprehensive and customized bus electrification plans for fleets across the United States.

Applications for assistance are open on a rolling basis through Sept. 30, 2024, giving fleets an opportunity to fully understand their needs before applying for support. This new program aims to reduce the burden of electrification by helping fleet managers create a step-by-step plan to transition their bus fleet.

CBPA connects transit and school bus fleets with technical experts to support planning for bus electrification. Fleets also have the option to receive free deployment assistance from NREL at the completion of their plan

Learn more about the program and how to apply on the Joint Office's website.

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