WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $320,000 to the Ouachita Parish School District to retrofit 16 diesel school buses.
Rebates are awarded through the EPA in order for select school districts to replace older diesel buses with newer buses that promote cleaner air for school children.
“Just as we expect our bus drivers to be safe drivers, we expect our school buses to be safe for our children to ride in,” said Sen. Kennedy. “These funds to retrofit school buses in Ouachita Parish will help ensure a healthier school day for Louisiana children.”
“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,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This DERA funding reflects our broader children’s health agenda and commitment to ensure all children can live, learn, and play in healthy and clean environments.”