Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) Overview
The Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program allocates $5 billion in grants to states, local governments, tribes, and territories. These grants provide funding to develop and implement ambitious plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (Agency) is serving as lead organization for the Phase 1 CPRG planning grant for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), covering King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. In collaboration with the Department of Commerce, the primary coordinator for Washington State’s Phase 1 grant, we are working to streamline our efforts for maximum impact. Detailed information on the CPRG program is accessible on the EPA’s website and Commerce’s website.
CPRG Phase 1 planning funding must be used to design climate action plans. As planning grantees, we are required to submit two key deliverables to the EPA:
- Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP, due March 1, 2024): A narrative report listing near-term, high-priority, implementation-ready measures to reduce GHG pollution.
- Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP, due mid-2025): A detailed report analyzing all significant GHG sources and sectors within the state or metropolitan area and establishes both near-term and long-term GHG emission reduction goals.
Eligible applicants for Phase 2 funding are limited to those implementing measures listed in a Phase 1 PCAP. We will make our PCAP accessible to other entities to aid in their CPRG Phase 1 implementation grant applications. It is crucial for us to know which eligible entities are applying for Phase 2 to ensure our PCAP aligns with these priority measures.
Invitation for Feedback on the PCAP
We invite stakeholders to review and provide informal comments on the Quantified GHG Reduction Measures in Section 4 of the PCAP. Please send your suggestions for revisions or additions to Section 4 to our email by 5:00pm on January 31, 2024, and for all other sections by 5:00pm on February 7, 2024. While we strive to incorporate all feedback, we cannot guarantee that all comments will be included.
The Agency’s PCAP document is available for review.
Seeking Funding for Air Pollution Reduction Projects?
For those not eligible for CPRG Phase 2 funding, various federal and state funding sources are available for projects aimed at reducing air pollution. Visit the Agency’s Grant Support website to learn more about ways we can help.