EPA Announces $4.6 Billion Grant Competition to Fund Projects that Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $4.6 billion in competitive grants through the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) competitions. The money will be available through two competitive grant competitions—one general competition and one only for tribes and territories. The CPRG competition will fund state, local, and Tribal government actions to take to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially measures that would bring economic and health benefits to low-income and disadvantaged communities. The EPA stresses that the parameters for CPRG funds are intentionally broad and can be used, for example, to adopt the latest building codes or invest in making its schools cleaner, to install a solar and battery storage project, or to adopt electrification requirements for government vehicles.
The deadline to apply to the general competition is April 1, 2024 and the deadline to apply to the Tribes and territories competition is May 1, 2024. EPA estimates that the implementation grants will be awarded in Fall 2024 for the general competition and in Winter 2024-2025 for the Tribes and territories competition. The EPA also plans to hold two informational webinars about the CPRG competition on September 21, 2023 at 2:30pm (registration here) and on October 3, 2023 at 3:00pm (registration information to be made available here). The content will be the same for each webinar.
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