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Campbell County Schools to receive $341,000 for clean school buses

Release Date: 04/17/2006
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – April 17, 2006) As part of EPA’s Clean School Bus USA program, EPA will present a grant for $341,000 to the Kentucky’s Campbell County School Board to retrofit 55 buses. The grant is one of four being awarded in the Southeast this year, totaling $1.2 million.

This year, EPA nationally awarded 37 grants totaling $7.5 million as part of the Clean School Bus USA program. The initiative encourages policies and practices to eliminate unnecessary school bus idling, install effective emission control systems on newer buses and replace the oldest buses with cleaner diesel or compressed natural gas-powered buses. The grant recipients are contributing an additional $13 million in matching funds and in-kind services.

WHO: EPA Deputy Director Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division Carol Kemker; Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet Secretary LaJuana S. Wilcher, Kentucky Education Cabinet Secretary Virginia Fox, Campbell County Judge-Executive Steve Pendrey and Alexandria Mayor Dan McGinley.

WHAT: Clean School Bus USA Grant

WHEN: April 20, 2006 at 9:30 A.M.

WHERE: Campbell Ridge Elementary

      2500 Grandview Road
      Alexandria, Kentucky