SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — School districts nationwide now have nearly $1 billion to buy electric buses.
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Sumter County was the only district in Central Florida to make the list, taking in $1.1 million.
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The Biden administration announced the grant Wednesday.
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It’s all part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “clean school bus program.”
EPA administrator Michael Regan believes the program will help reduce air pollution and improve clean energy.
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“Mark my words, zero emissions school buses can be and will be the American standard,” Regan said.
The agency said this is the first installment of $5 billion in grants that will be spread out over the next five years.
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