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North Dakota schools get $2.3 million for clean school buses

School districts in Enderlin, Glen Ullin and Mapleton were awarded funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program.

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BISMARCK — North Dakota school districts in Enderlin, Glen Ullin and Mapleton received a total of more than $2.3 million as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program.

The federal funding, announced Wednesday, Oct. 26, comes from the infrastructure law recently passed by Congress.

The EPA said 389 school districts across the country are getting a total of $913 million to help buy 2,463 buses, 95% of which will be electric.

The program aims to accelerate the transition to zero-emissions vehicles and produce cleaner air around schools.

In North Dakota, the Enderlin School District received $1,580,000 in funding to purchase four school buses. Glen Ullin and Mapleton each were awarded $385,000 to purchase one school bus.

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Four Minnesota school districts received funding totaling $1.6 million.

Red Lake was awarded $790,000 for two school buses. Canby and Ogilvie each were given $395,000 for one school bus. Nicollet School District received $30,000 to go toward one bus.

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