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NAPT member benefit: multiple $50,000 grants available through Zonar Systems

from NAPT

The National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) and technology innovator Zonar Systems again partnered to offer 2015 grants for up to $50,000 in the latest school bus security/safety/efficiency equipment. Grants will be awarded to school districts in the U.S. and Canada that submit proposals for utilizing Zonar's widely acclaimed Electronic Fleet Management Solutions, including their Electronic Vehicle Inspection Reporting (EVIR®) system, Global Position System (GPS), Real Time Engine Diagnostics Reporting (J3), Student Tracking (Z Pass), and Ground Traffic Control (GTC) web based software for pupil transportation services.

Beginning this year, the Grant has been named the "Don Carnahan Memorial Grant" in recognition of Don's lifelong contributions to the student transportation industry. Don Carnahan dedicated 45 years to his career in the education and pupil transportation industry including school district administration, department of education administration and private sector employment partnering with education institutions. Don joined Zonar in 2003 and spent 11 years in a leadership role within Zonar. He was also a two term President of NAPT.

Download the grant application details here.

School districts applying for and receiving the grants will be notified on a rolling basis, allowing them to implement the systems in advance of the 2015-16 school year if they so choose. Recipients will also be recognized in November at the NAPT Summit: Engage. Explore. Empower. in Richmond, VA.

Grants are only open to NAPT members in good standing. Please contact NAPT headquarters at 800.989.NAPT (6278) to verify or renew your membership, or join online today! Applications will be accepted in NAPT headquarters through October 12, 2015. Zonar will evaluate the applications and make final decisions on an ongoing basis.

Committed to the safe, efficient transportation of students to and from school each day, NAPT is pleased to offer this benefit to members. "With limited budgets, school districts are often challenged when it comes to acquiring leading-edge technology," stated NAPT Executive Director Mike Martin. "Together, NAPT and Zonar are working to help districts across North America enhance student safety, drive efficiency, save real dollars, and improve management with real time tools for pupil transportation systems."

Details on the requirements and application process are at and information about Zonar products and services at more

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