Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) 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 ways to reduce GHG emissions that could be put into effect quickly. The PCAP will also include GHG reductions that are a priority for Nevada. The CCAP will build on the PCAP. The CCAP will include a broad 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 initiatives. Analyses will be conducted in the following areas:
- A benefits analysis for reductions of GHGs and co-pollutants
- A benefits analysis for Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities (LIDACs)
- Quantified GHG reductions
- 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 closely with municipal and tribal CPRG recipients to conduct robust outreach and engagement. NDEP will include all interested parties, such as state and local agencies, tribal nations, stakeholders, the public, and LIDACs. Air pollution control agencies, municipalities and Tribal Nations 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 complete for implementation grants.
Stakeholder and public outreach will begin August 2023 and continue through the end of CPRG Planning Phase in 2027.
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 USEPA anticipates announcing final details and issuing notices of funding opportunities for the CPRG implementation grants competitions in September 2023.
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.
CPRG's first Kickoff Webinar was on August 15, 2023. Recordings and transcripts of all webinars will be uploaded here in the future along with new notices.
|Date||Announcment and Presentation Slides||Recording and Transcripts|
|August 15, 2023; 2pm-4pm||See announcement and presentation slides.|
Anuncio de inicio del seminario web en español. Presentación en español están.
Recording here. Transcripts to be posted soon.
Connect with Us
Questions and comments should be sent to: ndep.cprg[at]ndep.nv.gov
Also, stay informed about outreach and engagement events and updates on the PCAP and CCAP by subscribing to the NDEP CPRG Listserv. To subscribe scroll down the page to the Get Notices link and select Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG).