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Bibb, Houston, and Monroe County Schools to receive $225,000 for clean school buses

Release Date: 04/10/2006
Contact Information: Contact: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421,

(ATLANTA – Apr. 10, 2006) Bibb, Houston, and Monroe County School Systems to receive a $225,000 grant to retrofit 18 buses. The grant is one of four being awarded in the Southeast this year, totaling $ 1.2 million.

This year, EPA nationally awarded 37 grants totaling $7.5 million as part of the Clean School Bus USA program. The initiative encourages policies and practices to eliminate unnecessary school bus idling, install effective emission control systems on newer buses and replace the oldest buses with cleaner diesel or compressed natural gas-powered buses. The grant recipients are contributing an additional $13 million in matching funds and in-kind services.

WHO: EPA Deputy Director Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division Carol Kemker; Bibb County Board of Education Superintendent Sharon Patterson; Houston County Board of Education Superintendent Danny Carpenter; and Monroe County Board of Education Superintendent Scott Cowart

WHAT: Clean School Bus USA Grant

WHEN: April 12, 2006 at 2:30 P.M.

WHERE: Bibb County BOE Board Room
4th Floor, 484 Mulberry Street
Macon, Georgia

Contact: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421,