VW Mitigation Trust

Interested in funding
for clean buses?

The VW Mitigation Trust has $130 million in funds to replace older, high-polluting transit, school, and shuttle buses with new battery-electric or fuel-cell buses. Replacing an older bus with a zero-emission bus eliminates particulate matter and other pollutants that impact children and residents riding the buses, as well as residents throughout California communities. During the project’s 10-year period, approximately 425 vehicles will be replaced with an incentive amount of up to $400,000 per vehicle.

  • Apply for a new
    Transit or
    Shuttle Bus

What You'll Need

  • Copy of title
  • IRS Form W-9.
  • Dated and itemized dealer quote for the proposed new bus.
  • Authorization of project implementation and signing authority (Board Resolution)
  • Copy of the current California Highway Patrol Safety Certification (CHP form 292) for each bus on the application. - School Bus Only
  • Copy of the current Department of Motor Vehicles registration for each bus on the application.
  • Copy of proof of insurance for the past 24 months that is specific to the current bus.

Materials & Guidelines


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Transit Bus

Shuttle Bus

School Bus