10.26.22

Cassidy Announces $43.8 Million for 111 New School Buses from His Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Says More on the Way

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced that Louisiana will receive a total of $43,845,000 from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for fiscal year 2022. Specifically, this grant will replace 111 existing buses in school districts across Louisiana with newer, better quality models. Louisiana is expected to receive IIJA funding for school buses over the next 4 years.

“A new fleet of school buses gives parents the peace of mind that their children have safe, reliable transportation to school,” said Dr. Cassidy. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues delivering for Louisiana communities.”

Louisiana is receiving 4.5% of total IIJA funding this year for school buses, more than triple the state’s population percentage. 

Total Grant

Recipient

Total Buses

$1,975,000

Harriet Tubman Charter School (New Orleans)

5

$9,480,000

Pointe Coupee Parish

24

$7,505,000

East Baton Rouge Parish

19

$1,580,000

Bienville Parish

 4

$7,900,000

City of Monroe School District

20

$5,530,000

Madison Parish

14

$9,875,000

Rapides Parish

25

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