Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) - Implementation
Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
To implement GHG reduction programs, policies, projects, and measures identified in a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) developed under a CPRG planning grant.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Only entities that directly received a CPRG planning grant are eligible to apply for an implementation grant.
This program is designed to implement ambitious measures that will achieve significant cumulative GHG reductions by 2030 and beyond, achieve substantial community benefits, and pursue innovative policies and programs that are replicable and can be “scaled up” across multiple jurisdictions. The NOFO specifically encourages applicants to consider projects that stimulate transformation toward a decarbonized economy and demonstrate approaches that are replicable to unlock opportunities for even greater emissions reductions.
Consider prioritizing projects that are located in economically and environmentally distressed communities and maximize the long-term benefits for residents of the region. Local governments are encouraged to integrate community benefits into project scopes and milestones. The NOFO specifically calls out the goal to pursue measures that will achieve substantial community benefits (such as reduction of criteria air pollutants (CAPs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)), particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities as well as projects that incorporate high labor standards, emphasize job quality, and support equitable workforce development.
EPA will not award multiple grants to implement the same measure in the same location; therefore, communication and coordination between entities that may be considering applying to fund similar measures should occur prior to applications being submitted.
Because the State of Florida, State of Iowa, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and State of South Dakota declined to participate in the planning grant phase of this program, no state agencies, departments, or other executive branch-level offices in those 4 states can be eligible applicants for the CPRG implementation grant phase. Similarly, no local government office or air pollution control agency within those 4 states is eligible to apply under this NOFO, except for those municipalities and air agencies covered by PCAPs developed for the following MSAs: 1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area 2. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 3. Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, FL Metro Area 4. Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 5. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area 6. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area 7. Cedar Rapids, IA Metro Area 8. Iowa City, IA Metro Area 9. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 10. Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area 11. Bowling Green, KY Metro Area 12. Rapid City, SD Metro Area