Washington Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program
The Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program (CPRG) is one of many federal funding opportunities created through the Inflation Reduction Act and run through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program provides grants to states, local governments, tribes, and territories to develop and implement plans for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other harmful air pollution.
This program consists of two phases:
- Phase 1: $250 million for noncompetitive planning grants
- Phase 2: $4.6 billion for competitive implementation grants
Washington will be responsible for three deliverables as part of Phase 1 planning activities. Access the latest updates on the PCAP progress (on Box).
- Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) – Due March 1, 2024
- Regional GHG inventory
- List of priority GHG reduction measures
- Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities (LIDAC) benefits analysis
- The PCAP will define all activities that are eligible for Phase 2 implementation grants
- Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) – Due Summer 2025
- Analysis of all significant sources of GHGs and GHG emissions strategies for all sectors
- Updated GHG inventory with more state-specific data and current emissions profile
- Separate natural and working lands carbon inventory
- Continued engagement and prioritization of environmental justice communities
- Workforce planning analysis
- Status Report and Update – Due Summer 2027
- Updates on all CCAP analysis
- Status of GHG reduction measures
- Status of benefits analysis
- Updated funding analysis
- Next steps for key metrics moving forward
- Washington was awarded $3 million for Phase 1 on June 30, 2023. The Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area was awarded $ 1 million to support climate planning for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Additionally, EPA Region 10 received 22 Tribal CPRG planning grants.
- Guidance for Phase 2 implementation grants was released by EPA on September 22, 2023 and is available to implement actions outlined under Phase 1. Commerce, along with other state agencies, is currently evaluating this opportunity. EPA anticipates awarding a total of approximately 30 to 115 grants under this announcement subject to the availability of funds, the quantity and quality of applications received, Agency priorities, and other applicable considerations. Awards are expected to range between $2 million and $500 million. EPA expects to award grants within five tiers to provide funding opportunities for a range of potential applicants.
Washington will provide quarterly updates for the public to track the progress of planning activities. Access previous meeting slide decks, recordings, and additional information (on Box).
- October 30, 2023 CPRG Phase 1 Public Meeting
- November 14, 2023 CPRG Phase 2 Public Meeting
- November 21, 2023 Tribal Coordination Gathering
- January Public Quarterly Meeting*
- April Public Quarterly Meeting*
*Dates to be announced.
- CEJST – Climate & Economic Justice Screening Tool (GeoPlatform.gov)
- EPA CPRG Formula Grants for Planning (PDF)
- EPA CPRG Implementation Grants NOFO (PDF)
- EPA CPRG Training, Tools and Technical Assistance (EPA.gov)
- EPA CPRG Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- EPA EJScreen – Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool (EPA.gov)
Survey is open until December 15th, 2024.
For questions on CPRG, collaboration or partnership requests, or other technical assistance needs related to CPRG, please submit a Questions, Collaboration, and Technical Assistance request using our online form.
Dina Geiszler, Program Manager
Sarah Vorpahl, Ph.D.
Federal Policy and Program Alignment Manager
Sara Hetrick, Program Manager