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North Central Texas Clean School Bus Program

North Central Texas Clean School Bus LogoThe North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) houses the
North Central Texas (NCT) Clean School Bus Program. The mission of this program is to reduce emissions from school bus fleets and improve air quality at school campuses in order to both reduce health impacts associated with poor air quality and support regional efforts to attain federal air quality standards.

Program Goals

  • Provide grant funding for projects that reduce emissions from older, high-emitting school buses.
  • Provide education materials to schools, school districts, and school bus operators about various clean school bus options that can improve school bus fleets, benefit the environment, and protect the health of school aged children.
  • Promote implementation and enforcement of anti-idling policies for school buses and all other vehicles that operate within a school zone.

For more information about cleaning up school buses in Texas, check out the short video below from the Environmental Defense Fund.


North Central Texas Clean School Bus Program 2015 Call for Projects Opening January 5, 2015

NCT Clean School Bus expects to open a 2015 Call for Projects (CFP) on January 5, 2015. This CFP will provide approximately $1 million in grant funding to help school bus owners and operators in the 10-county ozone nonattainment region reduce emissions and improve air quality by providing funds to improve or replace older diesel school buses. Eligible activities may include:

  • School bus replacement
  • School bus repower/conversion
  • School bus retrofit; and
  • Installation of idle reduction technologies

Interested parties are encouraged to complete an electronic Intent to Submit form to help staff identify potential applicants.


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Clean School Bus Program Contacts

Heather Davis
Air Quality Planner

Lori Clark
Principal Air Quality Planner

Shannon Stevenson
Program Manager


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