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Little Lungs Need Your Help: Texas Clean School Bus Program

In January of this year, the TCEQ announced an expansion of its Texas Clean School Bus Program as part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). This program funds the replacement or retrofitting of old (pre-2007) diesel buses. Older diesel buses emit significant amounts of pollutants, particularly NOx, that are especially harmful to children because their lungs are still developing. Exposure to air pollution is known to aggravate asthma and other chronic respiratory problems and increase student absenteeism. School bus replacements are a new option this grant round. If you know a school district whose buses need replacing (or retrofitting), encourage them to view this presentation. Grant applications will be accepted through April 26, 2019 or until funding for the program runs out.

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