Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) - Planning
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.
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).
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.
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.
EPA will award planning grants in July-August 2023.