HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A $60,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help the Hannibal School District replace three older diesel school buses with newer, cleaner-running models.
"Children's health is a top priority for EPA, and these grants will help provide cleaner air and a healthier ride to and from school for America's children," EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said.
Nationally, the EPA will provide more than $9.3 million to 145 school bus fleets to replace 473 older buses in 43 states or territories, each of which will receive rebates through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding. In Missouri, six school districts will receive a total of $400,000.