(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) today announced that the Campbell County school system is a recipient of the School Bus Replacement Grant Program from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

According to TDEC, the nearly $9 million statewide grant is funded by the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust and will support school bus replacement projects across Tennessee. Grant recipients will be able to replace a total of 143 engine model year 2009 or older school buses with new diesel, all electric, propane and compressed natural gas school buses. 

“I have fought to improve school bus safety for our students throughout my time in our General Assembly,” said Representative Powers. “I’m pleased Campbell County has received funding to upgrade their school busses so we can ensure our students have safe, reliable transportation to and from school that also preserves our air quality and the environment.”

For more information about the School Bus Replacement Grant Program, please click here. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/03/2019-2PM)