Clean Diesel
Grant Program

DENR Announces Round 14

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announces Round 14 of funding under the South Dakota Clean Diesel Grant Program. There is approximately $507,000 of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funds, $338,000 of VW category 10 DERA funds, and additional VW category 2 bus funds available for the projects. *Note - a project funded with DERA funds cannot also be funded with any other federal funds unless expressly allowed by the other federal program.

The program provides rebates to assist in purchasing new buses to replace old, high-emitting diesel buses. The primary goals of the programs are to reduce your school children's exposure to both fine particulate and smog-forming pollution and to facilitate the improvement and protection of the ambient air quality throughout South Dakota.

The South Dakota programs will provide rebates to help public schools, non-public schools, state special schools, other educational programs, shuttle or transit system providers, and school bus contractors purchase new buses to replace old, high-emitting, diesel buses. Total rebate per replacement bus will be up to 25% of the purchase price of a new bus with an engine certified to EPA emission standards, 35% of the purchase price of a new bus with an engine certified to meet CARB's Low-NOx standards, or 45% of the purchase price of a zero tailpipe emissions bus. DENR intends to award funds to as many eligible applicants throughout the state as possible.

FORMS (Note: If the Word document does not open for you, try the save option instead.)

  • Guidelines and Applications (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Checklist for Bus Replacement Application (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Bus Replacement Application (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Request for Reimbursement Form (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Certificate of Disposal Form (PDF) or (DOCX)
  • Example Disposal Photos (PDF) or (DOCX)

Additional information about the Program is available by emailing the Program Administrator at barb.regynski@state.sd.us or calling the Program Hotline at 1-800-GET-DENR (1-800-438-3367).

Round 14 rebate applications are due by 5:00 PM on December 10, 2021.

email us or mail applications to:

Bus Rebate Programs
SD DANR Air Quality Program
523 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501

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School District

Federal Funding Amount

Round 1 Retrofit Funding ($1,325 each)
Madison Central
$5,300.00
Lyman
$2,650.00
Brookings
$17,225.00
Rapid City Area
$50,350.00
Total Round 1 Funding
$75,525.00
 
Round 2 Retrofit Funding ($1,325 each)
Rosholt
$1,325.00
Howard
$7,950.00
Rutland
$2,650.00
Garretson
$5,300.00
Parker
$3,975.00
Oelrichs
$2,650.00
Hot Springs
$3,975.00
Deuel
$7,950.00
Ethan
$3,975.00
Hanson
$5,300.00
Kadoka
$3,975.00
Edmunds Central
$3,975.00
Eureka
$3,975.00
West Central
$5,300.00
Brandon Valley
$5,300.00

Total Round 2 Retrofit Funding

$67,575.00

 
Round 2 Bus Funding
Plankinton
$24,139.39
Yankton
$23,924.56
Sisseton
$26,822.73
Britton-Hecla
$23,611.15
Dupree
$25,927.47
McLaughlin
$23,614.87
Total Round 2 Bus Funding
$148,040.17
Total Round 2 Funding
$215,615.17
   
Round 3 Retrofit Funding ($1,450 each)
Sanborn Central
$8,700.00
Corsica
$4,350.00
Dell Rapids
$10,150.00

Total Round 3 Retrofit Funding

$23,200.00

 
Round 3 Bus Funding
Sanborn Central
$23,715.00
Corsica
$24,489.69
Dell Rapids
$24,940.12
Colome
$24,570.09
Warner
$23,830.63
Smee
$25,186.06
Lemmon
$24,145.52
Arlington
$26,017.99
Kimball
$25,361.09
Wagner
$26,039.23
Freeman
$26,257.00
Total Round 3 Bus Funding
$274,552.42
Total Round 3 Funding
$297,752.42
   
Round 4 Retrofit Funding ($1,829.95 each)
Chester Area
$9,149.75
Oldham-Ramona
$3,659.90
Hamlin
$16,469.55
Bennett County
$5,489.85
Doland
$3,659.90

Total Round 4 Retrofit Funding

$38,428.95
 
Round 4 Bus Funding
Chester Area
$19,725.00
Doland
$19,686.20
Bennett County
$19,523.20
Oldham-Ramona
$19,937.50
Elkton
$19,370.11
Lennox
$20,408.89
Huron
$20,768.55
Colman-Egan
$20,418.11
Northwestern Area
$19,786.95
Total Round 4 Bus Funding
$179,624.51
Total Round 4 Funding
$218,053.46
   

School District

Federal Funding Amount

Round 5 Retrofit Funding ($1,490.00 each)
Hamlin
$2,980.00
Brandon Valley
$2,980.00
Total Round 5 Retrofit Funding
$5,960.00
 
Round 5 Bus Funding
Shannon County
$22,250.00
Castlewood
$21,212.25
Alcester-Hudson
$18,250.00
Summit
$20,258.25
Total Round 5 Bus Funding
$81,970.50
Total Round 5 Funding
$87,930.50
 
Round 6 Retrofit Funding ($1,490.00 each)
Huron
$14,900.00
Total Round 6 Retrofit Funding
$14,900.00
 
Round 6 Bus Funding
Harding County
$17,283.56
Harrisburg
$18,794.80
Baltic
$20,801.25
Total Round 6 Bus Funding
$56,879.61
Total Round 6 Funding
$71,779.61
   
Grand Total Rounds 5 & 6
$159,710.11
   
   
   
   

School District

Federal Funding Amount

Round 7 Bus Funding
Wolsey-Wessington
$20,497.52
Timber Lake
$21,683.75
McLaughlin
$21,637.50
Total Round 7 Bus Funding
$63,818.77
 
Round 8 Bus Funding
Bennett County
$19,739.50
Castlewood
$18,828.25
Corsica-Stickney
$20,000.00
Madison

$20,600.00

Centerville
$19,771.95
Total Round 8 Bus Funding
$98,939.70
 
Round 9 Bus Funding
Alcester-Hudson
$18,250.00
Madison Central
$20,140.50
Elkton
$20,648.25
Centerville

$19,244.55

Sioux Valley
$20,717.50
Florence
$19,749.25
Waverly
$18,984.63
Corsica-Stickney

$20,000.00

Harrisburg
$20,388.95
Total Round 9 Bus Funding
$178,123.63
 

Applicant

Funding Amount

Round 10 Bus Funding
Irene-Wakonda
$20,600.00
Dell Rapids
$22,101.75
Lemmon
$19,500.00
Brookings *

$30,844.75

Menno
$19,114.99
Yankton
$20,133.00
Lennox *
$31,028.90
Huron

$20,403.05

Corsica-Stickney
$19,312.50
Total Round 10 Bus Funding
$203,038.94
Round 11 Bus Funding
Group 1
Beresford School District
$21,366.50
Gayville-Volin School District
$20,627.25
Oldham-Ramona School District
$21,046.25
West Central School District

$23,751.25

Arlington School District
$20,337.50
Baltic School District
$21,669.25
Wessington Springs School District
$20,774.00
Beresford School District

$21,366.50

Watertown School District
$20,766.76
Howard School District

$21,025.00

Yankton School District
$20,133.25
Group 2
Elkton School District *
$31,980.13
Madison School District *
$31,996.30
Lennox School District *
$32,411.05
Dell Rapids School District

$23,471.64

Brookings School District *
$32,469.50
Centerville School District
$21,000.00
Harrisburg School District *
$31,980.20
Huron School District

$20,822.50

Watertown School District
$20,766.76
Madison Central School District *
$31,996.30
Huron School District
$20,822.50
K & D Busing Inc *

$23,587.50

Forman Sale Service
$19,887.50
River City Public Transit
$25,326.75
K & D Busing Inc
$20,300.00
K & D Busing Inc

$19,587.50

K & D Busing Inc
$20,612.50
K & D Busing Inc

$20,675.00

K & D Busing Inc
$20,750.00
Group 3
Leola School District
$12,437.50
Chester Area School District
$21,698.75
Rutland School District
$21,000.00
Rapid City Area School District
$25,337.50
Brandon Valley School District

$28,519.75

Timber Lake School District
$24,666.50
Rapid City Area School District
$25,337.50
McLaughlin School District
$22,975.00
Brandon Valley School District

$30,040.75

Brookings School District
$50,727.50
Rapid City Area School District
$25,337.50
Harrisburg School District *
$31,980.20
Lennox School District *

$33,195.75

Total for Round 11
$1,079,879.43
* Diesel buses will be replaced with propane buses.

Applicant

Max Rebate Amount

Round 12 Bus Funding
Groton

$20,539.03

Ethan
$21,657.25
Rosholt
$21,700.00
Wolsey-Wessington

$20,887.50

Northwestern Area
$21,449.28
Redfield
$21,475.00
Beresford

$22,063.00

Wessington Springs
$21,262.50
West Central
$23,077.50
Rosholt
$21,700.00
Redfield

$21,475.00

Northwestern Area
$21,449.28
Yankton *
$35,380.89
Huron
$23,500.00
Rapid City Area
$25,337.50
Harrisburg *
$32,960.20
Brookings *
$33,471.55
Yankton *
$35,481.69
Rapid City Area
$25,337.50
Huron School District
$21,614.41
Madison Central *

$34,227.97

Harrisburg *
$32,960.20
Rapid City Area
$25,337.50
Harrisburg *
$32,960.20
Total for Round 12
$617,304.95
Round 13 Bus Funding
Waubay

$20,497.72

Newell
$22,537.50
De Smet
$21,375.00
Willow Lake

$20,897.50

School Bus Inc
$21,283.75
Wilmot

$20,497.72

Sisseton
$21,614.41
Gayville-Volin *
$35,101.50
Hanson
$23,322.50
Garretson *

$34,578.60

Britton-Hecla
$21,251.01
Warner
$22,373.75
School Bus Inc
$23,489.00
Garretson *
$34,578.60
Sisseton
$21,614.41
Rutland
$21,875.00
Howard
$22,975.00
Arlington
$22,225.00
Wolsey-Wessington
$22,100.00
Gayville-Volin *

$35,101.50

School Bus Inc
$23,489.00
Timber Lake
$25,641.50
Watertown
$21,625.00
Beresford
$26,649.50
West Central
$26,299.50
Dell Rapids

$24,987.50

School Bus Inc
$23,489.00
Watertown
$21,471.30
Lennox *
$34,827.45
School Bus Inc

$23,489.00

Yankton *
$35,094.50
K & D Busing
$21,587.50
Yankton *
$35,094.50
Huron
$23,725.00
Harrisburg *
$34,708.24
K & D Busing
$21,137.50
Huron
$23,725.00
K & D Busing
$21,950.00
Rapid City Area
$27,475.00
Rapid City Area
$27,475.00
Rapid City Area
$27,475.00
Rapid City Area
$27,475.00
Rapid City Area
$27,475.00
Rapid City Area
$27,475.00
Total for Round 13
$1,123,130.45
* Diesel buses will be replaced with propane buses.
Round 14
Recipient Max Award
Harlow's School Bus Service/1295
$20,881.75
Kadoka Area School District/9113
$23,925.00
Douglas School District/7720
$24,527.75
McIntosh PSD $25,275.00
Harlow's School Bus Service/8835
$20,881.75
Lake Preston School
$24,606.25
Douglas School District/7486
$24,527.75
Kadoka Area School District/2701
$25,400.00
Newell School District
$24,223.75
Alcester-Hudson School District
$23,125.00
Groton Area School District
$25,135.00
Britton Hecla School
$24,696.25
Ethan School District
$25,705.00
Arlington School District
$23,915.30
Northwestern Area School District
$23,796.25
Elkton School District
$25,625.00
Gayville-Volin School District *
$35,126.35
Rutland School District
$24,987.50
Beresford School District
$26,355.50
Lennox School District *
$34,827.45
Madison Central School *
$35,513.80
School Bus Inc $26,714.25
Yankton School District/9104 *
$35,441.00
Yankton School District/0947 *
$35,441.00
Harrisburg School District *
$34,958.35
Huron School District
$28,056.25
K&D Busing/5120
$24,137.50
Huron School District
$26,885.00
K&D Busing/3148
$24,247.50
Total: $778,938.25
* will be replaced with propane buses

Tentative Schedule for October 2021 - September 2022

Date Activity
November 1, 2021 Call for Round 14 Projects Opens
December 10, 2021 Call for Round 14 Projects Deadline

December 13, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Evaluate Select Round 14 Projects
January 14, 2022

Post Round 14 Selected Projects List. Recipients are shown under the 'Information on Oct 2021 - Sep 2023 Grant Period' tab. Email rebate agreements to selected applicant

January 2022 -

April 2022
Recipients will order buses and email DENR copies of purchase orders.
September 2022

Deadline for all invoices and paperwork to be submitted to DENR for Round 14