Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG)

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The draft Priority Climate Action Plan is available for viewing.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is providing funding through the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG). The CPRG was created to help State, Local, and Tribal governments develop plans and programs to reduce air pollution. CPRG aims to use funding through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to reduce the release of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and other associated air pollutants. These other pollutants are often called co-pollutants. Reducing the release of GHGs helps lessen the amount humans impact the climate. Reducing the release of co-pollutants helps reduce the health impacts of air pollution. The CPRG is divided into two funding phases. The first is the Planning Phase and second is Implementation Phase.

The Planning Phase

NDEP has received $3 million in Federal grants to fund the creation of a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) by March 1, 2024, and a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) by July 1, 2025. The PCAP will include selected Focus Areas based on emission sectors that are a priority for Nevada. Each Focus Area contains various measures that could be put into effect quickly to reduce GHG emissions. The PCAP will also include GHG reductions that are a priority for Nevada. The CCAP will build on the PCAP by including all Focus Areas and a broader list of GHG reduction strategies that could be used in Nevada. Both the PCAP and CCAP will include analyses of the possible impacts of these measures. Analyses will be conducted in the following areas:

  1. A benefits analysis for reductions of GHGs and co-pollutants
  2. A benefits analysis for Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities (LIDACs)
  3. Quantified GHG reductions
  4. A workforce planning analysis

NDEP is working in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Energy to lead the development of the PCAP and CCAP for Nevada. NDEP will coordinate with municipal and tribal CPRG recipients to conduct robust outreach and engagement. NDEP will include all interested parties, such as state and local agencies, Tribes, stakeholders, the public, and LIDACs. Air pollution control agencies, municipalities, and Tribes in Nevada that do not receive a planning grant directly may participate as a collaborating entity. Participating in the planning phase is important for entities to be able to compete for implementation grants.

Outreach to interested and affected parties began in August 2023 and will continue through the end of CPRG Planning Phase in 2027. Please see our workshops for more information on engagements. 

Draft Priority Climate Action Plan

Comments for the PCAP draft are being accepted by email through February 22nd at ndep.cprg[at]ndep.nv.gov

All Sections of the Draft Plan
PDF NumberSection TitlePages included
1Executive Summary and Table of Contents1-22
2Introduction23-37
3Background38-81
4Priority Climate Action Plan82-166
5Next Steps167-168
6Appendices169-222

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops

All documents will be translated into spanish though there may be a delay in availability online. A spanish translator will be available in person for questions and discussion. All workshops will be hosted by Sustainability Solutions Group and Ericka Aviles Consulting. To join the email list for updates, please sign up for our listserv below.

DateTitleInformationRecording
February 12, 2024 at 1:00pm-2:30pm
Public Meeting in Carson City
N/A
January 16, 2024 at 1:00pm-3:00pm
Community Workshop in Reno
Note: Dates changed due to weather.
January 10, 2024 at 10:30am-12:30pm
Community Workshop in Las Vegas
August 15, 2023 at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Kickoff Webinar in Carson City
(Hosted by NDEP)

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The Implementation Phase

Through the IRA, $4.6 Billion in implementation grants will be available for eligible entities that seek to deploy GHG reduction strategies. The CPRG aims to have at least 40% of the benefits occurring LIDACs. Applications for these competitive grants are due by April 1, 2024. GHG reduction measures must be included in a PCAP to be considered for an Implementation Grant.

The US EPA has announced final details and issued notices of funding opportunities for the CPRG implementation grants competitions which can be viewed on their webpage.

Implementation grant applications are due one month after the PCAP is due. To make both deadlines, development of the PCAP and implementation grant applications may be concurrent. Eligible entities seeking implementation funding should stay informed on CPRG requirements and guidance.
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Connect with Us

Questions and comments should be sent to: ndep.cprg[at]ndep.nv.gov

To stay informed about engagement events and development of the PCAP or CCAP, subscribe to the NDEP CPRG Listserv. Scroll down the page to the Get Notices link and select Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG).

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