Thirty-seven states now have final plans for allocating available money from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund. Many of these states are now accepting applications to allocate those funds, which could include replacing aging diesel school buses with clean-burning propane autogas school buses.

Propane autogas has proven to be the most cost-effective solution for reducing harmful emissions, including NOx, which is the targeted pollutant in the VW settlement. It provides the lowest total cost-of-ownership for school districts compared to clean diesel and EVs when expensive vehicle prices and infrastructure costs are factored into the purchase price of the bus.

See if your state is taking applications from the trust fund.