Seven area school districts are getting grants from the EPA to help replace older buses with new ones powered by electricity or natural gas. Knox County is getting up to $1.58 million to cover four electric buses, Paris is getting up almost to $1.2 million to cover three, Salisbury and Ralls County R-2 are each getting up to $790,000 to cover two buses each, and Cairo, Monroe City, and Schuyler County are all getting up to $395,000 each to cover the cost of one. Last year’s bipartisan Infrastructure Law authorized EPA to offer rebates. The EPA received around 2,000 applications requesting nearly $4 billion for more than 12,000 buses. This year, the program will fund approximately 2,500 school bus replacements.