Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (Climate Pollution Plans and Implementation Grants) - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG)

Federal Agency




To (1) tackle damaging climate pollution while supporting the creation of good jobs and lowering energy costs for families, (2) accelerate work to address environmental injustice and empower community-driven solutions in overburdened neighborhoods, and (3) deliver cleaner air by reducing harmful air pollution in places where people live, work, play, and go to school.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Funding is available for states, local governments, territories, Tribes, and the District of Columbia. Implementation grants will be awarded through a competitive process to implement measures contained in plans developed with planning grants. Entities included in, or covered by, such plans will be eligible to apply for implementation funding.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider tangible, community-supported plans and efforts that can substantially reduce emissions, such as public transit system enhancement or extension, or major retrofit and electrification of public schools, and public housing.

Equity Considerations

Consider prioritizing projects that are located in economically and environmentally distressed communities, and maximizing the long-term benefits for residents of the region. Local governments are encouraged to integrate community benefits into project scopes and milestones.

Helpful Tips

Municipal departments/agencies are encouraged to work together to develop comprehensive emission reduction plans. Consider leveraging private investment to expand efforts. EPA encourages eligible entities to develop or, where applicable, revise their existing climate plans consistent with programmatic priorities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact EPA prior to submitting applications.

Other Notes


Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

March 31, 2023 (states); April 28, 2023 (MSAs)

Funding Available

$250,000,000 (noncompetitive planning grants); $4,000,000,000 (competitive implementation grants)

Max Award Amount


Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)

TBA for implementation grants; $3,000,000 for state planning; $1,000,000 for MSA planning

Matching Funds

Not required

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