National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) Impact Grant Program - American Cities Climate Challenge

National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) Impact Grant Program

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs

Purpose

To help mitigate adverse impacts related to oil and gas development within the NPR-A.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Municipalities must be in Alaska, within the National Petroleum Reserve, and demonstrate present or foreseeable future impact from oil or gas exploration, production, or transportation activities in the NPR-A.

Decarbonization Considerations

This is broad funding for a range of capital and operational needs. Past recipients have received funding for energy efficiency improvements, building upgrades and retrofits, fleet improvements, job training programs, and renovations of municipal and community facilities. For new construction or renovations, consider all-electric construction, high efficiency systems, and including on-site clean energy systems to support facility operations and reduce long-term fuel costs and resource consumption.

Equity Considerations

As required by Alaska Statute, priority is given to those communities experiencing or will experience the most direct or severe impact from oil and gas development.

Helpful Tips

Expected number of allocations based upon FY2021 projects recommended for funding. Prior years have funded between 3 and 30 projects.

Other Notes

For information on prior awardees, see here: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/Portals/4/pub/NPR-A%20Grant/2021%20National%20Petroleum%20Reserve%20-%20Alaska%20(NPR-A)%20Report.pdf

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

November 15, 2021 (recurring annually on this date)

Funding Available

$9,100,000

Max Award Amount

N/A

Expected Allocations

15

Average Award (Estimated)

$606,667

Matching Funds

Not announced

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