The Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program: How Local Governments Can Work Together in Phase I

Wednesday, March 16, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Join the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities and the National Association of Regional Councils for a deep dive into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new $5 billion Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) Program. Established in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the CPRG Program will award funds to state and local governments to develop and implement climate action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The CPRG Program is split into two phases:

  • Phase I: Planning Grants
  • Phase II: Implementation Grants

The webinar will focus on Phase I Planning Grants. Under this phase, EPA will directly award $1 million to each of the 67 most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the country. Local governments within these MSAs will need to work together to develop an implementation plan for their region and designate an entity to serve as the lead. The lead organization for an MSA must submit a Notice of Intent to Participate (NOIP) in the program by April 28, 2023.

The webinar will discuss strategies and best practices local governments can leverage to execute their planning grants successfully and best position themselves to apply for the competitive Phase II Implementation Grants.

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