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Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) - Planning

Federal Agency


Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)


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 (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), local governments, territories, and Tribal communities. Entities included in, or covered by, such plans will be eligible to apply for implementation funding.

Decarbonization Considerations

Planning grant recipients can use funding to design climate action plans that incorporate a variety of measures to reduce GHG emissions from across their economies in 6 key sectors (electricity generation, industry, transportation, buildings, agriculture/natural and working lands, and waste management).

Equity Considerations

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.

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

EPA will award planning grants in July-August 2023. 

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

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

Funding Available


Max Award Amount


Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)

$3,000,000 for state planning; $1,000,0000 for metropolitan statistical area (MSA) planning

Matching Funds

Not required

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