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Small School District and County Office of Education Bus Replacement Program

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 buses. 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 of education 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; Budget Item 6110-111-0001
Source / Type State / Apportionment
State Fiscal Year 2009-10
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 7235 / 8590
Total Available $4,878,000
Recipient Amount Unavailable
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Seventy-five percent of the funds will be allocated based upon priority categories of vehicle age, mileage, and type of vehicle. Twenty-five percent of the funds will be allocated based upon the condition of the vehicles to be replaced. Funds will be available for reconditioning or replacement of special education buses in not less than the proportion as the percentage of vehicles used compares to total school buses in the state. (Education Code Section 42291)

Important Dates

Date Application Available September 16, 2009
Due Date January 15, 2010
Expected Notification Date March 1, 2010

Additional Information

Application RFA-09: SSDCOEBR []
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Small School District/COE Bus Replacement Program []
Funding ResultsRes-09: Small Sch Dist and COE Bus Replacement []
Other Unavailable


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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