EPA is announcing the availability of funding across two implementation grant competitions, one general competition and one specifically for Tribes and territories. Under these competitions, eligible applicants will compete for CPRG implementation grants to fund measures in their state, municipality, Tribe, or territory-specific climate action plans. As part of its evaluation of applications, EPA will prioritize measures that achieve the greatest amount of GHG emissions reductions.
The CPRG program encourages GHG reduction measures that accelerate decarbonization across various sectors, including transportation, electric power, buildings, industry, waste management, and agriculture. It supports initiatives that achieve significant GHG reductions by 2030 and provide immediate benefits to communities. These measures can include electrification, renewable energy projects, transportation management programs, clean heat standards, energy efficiency improvements, and methane emission reduction strategies.
The two new competitions are part of the second tranche of funding from EPA’s $5 billion Climate Pollution Reduction Grants program, which was created by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.
Amount: A total of $4.6 billion is available for funding. The EPA will award 30-115 grants in the Tribes and territories competition, ranging from $1 million to $25 million each.
Award Type: Competitive grant
Eligible Applicants: States, Municipalities, Tribal Entities, Territories
Key Dates: Applications are due April 1, 2024 for the general competition and May 1, 2024 for the Tribes and territories competition.