U.S. EPA Awards $1.24 Million ARRA Funding to Cobb County Schools to Reduce Bus Emissions

In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, reduce diesel emissions and protect human health and the environment for people of Cobb County, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,240,275 million to the Cobb County School District to retrofit school buses.

“This grant is a great investment in environmental protection and will provide long-term economic benefits for Georgia,” said Stan Meiburg, EPA Acting Regional Administrator in Atlanta. “This funding will go a long way in helping to bolster the economy and protect public health and the environment by creating green jobs that improve air quality.”

The funds are provided under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. Under this funding competition, EPA Region 4 alone received 98 grant applications requesting more than $140 million to help fund clean diesel emissions projects. The award announced today was chosen to both maximize economic impact and emissions reductions.

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