Electrification Coalition Applauds U.S. EPA for Nearly Doubling Funding for Clean School Buses

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
nbarnes@electrificationcoalition.org, (202) 461-2371

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is nearly doubling the funds available for the first round of funding for clean school buses, from $500 million to $969 million.

In response, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka released the following statement:

“To reduce our dependence on oil for transportation, we must transition all vehicles to electric—especially the school buses that transport our children daily. The Electrification Coalition has been a leader in this effort, from organizing electric school bus roundtables to creating new collaborative purchasing programs to working at the city and state levels over the past decade.

“We’re thrilled to see many of our nation’s school districts commit to an electrified ride to school for our country’s most important commuters. Electric school buses will reduce kids’ exposure to toxic diesel emissions while providing significant cost savings for school bus operators—all while increasing our national and grid security.

“The Biden-Harris administration’s historic leadership in helping to create the EPA Clean School Bus program has allowed our nation to meet the EV moment. We’re excited to see the decision to nearly double the funding available for the first round of this five-year program, allowing more kids to get a cleaner ride more quickly.”


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition (EC) is a national advocacy organization accelerating transportation electrification to reduce the monopoly oil has on our transportation and the associated national security risks. The EC drives adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) for consumers, freight, private sector fleets, and public sector fleets through policy advocacy and programs at the federal, state, and local levels. We work with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, from engaging with federal and state legislators on policy to collaborating with cities and businesses on electrifying buses and trucks, among many other activities. The EC is at the forefront of the urgent national shift to electric transportation. electrificationcoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.