Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG)

Recent News: Please see Implementation Phase update below.

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. 

Priority Climate Action Plan

Please see the Priority Climate Action Plan approved by the US EPA on March 12, 2024


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.

February 12, 2024
Carson City
Public Meeting 
January 16, 2024
Community Workshop 
Note: Dates changed due to weather.
January 10, 2024
Las Vegas
August 15, 2023
Carson City
Kickoff Webinar 
(Hosted by NDEP)

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The Implementation Phase

Through the Inflation Reduction Act, $4.6 Billion in implementation grants are available to eligible entities that seek to deploy greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies developed in a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) and CPRG aims to deliver at least 40% of the overall benefits from these strategies to LIDACs. On April 1, 2024, NDEP, in partnership with seven other public entities, submitted an application to the US EPA requesting $99 Million to implement high-impact and near-term measures that reduce GHG and criteria pollutant emissions across the State of Nevada. The application workplan proposes nineteen projects that aim to reduce emissions from the three most critical focus areas identified in the Nevada PCAP; Transportation, Energy Systems, and Buildings. Proposed projects combine multiple PCAP measures and support transition of Nevada's fleets to zero emission vehicles, building energy efficiency and improvement, new solar-powered renewable energy production, and bike- and pedestrian- friendly travel options. If awarded CPRG funding, these reduction measures are anticipated to reduce GHG emissions by approximately 60,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent (mt CO2e) by 2030 and 336,000 mt CO2e by 2050.  
You can view Nevada's Implementation Grant Application here.

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Connect with Us

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

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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