County Gets New School Buses

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced that the 39 entities will receive $8,854,685.42 in grant funding to support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee: Jackson County Board of Education was one of the counties.

The competitive grant program, which is the state’s first grant program funded by the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT), will provide financial assistance to grantees to replace a minimum of one eligible school bus with any new diesel, alternate-fueled or all-electric school bus. The purpose of the EMT is to execute environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx).

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