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
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Washington will be responsible for three deliverables as part of Phase 1 planning activities. Access the latest updates on CRPG progress (on Box).

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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 State Department of Commerce and the Washington Department of Ecology received financial support from the EPA under an Assistance Agreement.

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Washington will provide quarterly updates for the public to track the progress of planning activities.

Access meeting links, agendas, slide decks, materials, and recordings (on Box).

  • October 30, 2023 CPRG Phase 1 Public Meeting
  • November 14, 2023 CPRG Phase 2 Public Meeting
  • November 21, 2023 Tribal Coordination Gathering
  • December 20,2023 CPRG Phase 1 Tribal Gathering Follow-Up Meeting
  • January 17, 2024 Monthly CPRG Phase 1 Tribal Workgroup
  • January 29, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Quarterly Public Meeting
  • February 21, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • March 20, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • April 17,2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • April 29, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Quarterly Public Meeting
  • May 15, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • June 19, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • July 17, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • July 29, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Quarterly Public Meeting
  • August 21, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • September 18, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • October 16,2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • October 28, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Quarterly Public Meeting
  • November 20, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup
  • December 18, 2024 CPRG Phase 1 Monthly Tribal Workgroup

We will engage with federally recognized tribes, government entities, port authorities, labor organizations, community and faith-based organizations, private sector and industry representatives, urban, rural, and underserved or disadvantaged communities, and the general public.

We will work together to create climate action plans that benefit your community, along with the state of Washington.

  • Reduce greenhouse gases
  • Community- driven solutions
  • Address environmental injustice
  • Improve health outcomes
  • Create good jobs

To ensure meaningful engagement, we will offer the following opportunities:

  • Monthly tribal workgroups
  • Quarterly public meetings
  • Informative website updates & surveys for input
  • In person community meetings
  • Business, local government & subject matter expert collaboration ‣
  • Topic focused workgroups

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Contact

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, CPRG Program Manager
Washington State Department of Commerce
Email: Dina.Geiszler@Commerce.wa.gov

Rylie Ellison, CPRG Planning Lead
Washington Department of Ecology
Email: Rylie.Ellison@ecy.wa.gov

Sara Hetrick, Program Manager
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue MSA
Email: SaraH@pscleanair.gov

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