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Small School District and County Office School Bus Replacement

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

Funding is provided to small school districts and county offices of education to upgrade school buses to comply with 1992 federal safety standards. When allocating funding, the first priority will be for the purchase of new school buses to replace existing vehicles. The second priority will be for reconditioning existing school buses. Any remaining funds will be available for the purchase of new school buses to increase the fleet owned by the district or county office.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria School districts and county offices with an average daily attendance of fewer than 2,501 students.
Other Eligibility Considerations Not applicable
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Education Code sections 42290-42293, 42301.1 and 42303
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2006-07
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7235 / 8590
Total Available $5,498,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Sixty percent of funds will be allocated based on vehicle age. Fifteen percent of the funds will be allocated based on mileage. Twenty-five percent of the funds will be allocated based upon the condition of the vehicle to be replaced. Replacement or reconditioning funds will be available for special education buses in not less than the same percentage the buses represent of the total school buses in the state.

Important Dates

Date Application Available March 23, 2007
Due Date June 15, 2007
Expected Notification Date July 16, 2007

Additional Information

Application Small Schl Dist & COE Bus Repl 2005-06 & 2006-07 []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Small School District/COE Bus Replacement Program []
Funding ResultsSSDCOEBR []
Other Funding for grants is contingent upon passage of the state budget and funding availability.


Program Tonya Holmes, 916-323-6028,
Fiscal Tonya Holmes, 916-323-6028,
Division School Fiscal Services Division, 916-327-0538 (phone), 916-327-4873 (fax)
Last Modified: May 29, 2013

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