Funds have been made available for regional climate planning under EPAs Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program (CPRG).
The Puget Sound region is eligible to receive $1 million to develop a climate action plan, which will open the doors for local jurisdictions to compete for the $4.6 billion of available implementation funding in the coming years.
Led by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, a consortium of key agencies including PSRC is working with EPA to develop the scope of work and achieve the key deliverables on behalf of the four-county region over the next four years. These deliverables will include:
- Priority Climate Action Plan by March of 2024, to include near-term priority greenhouse gas reduction measures as a prerequisite to implementation grants.
- Comprehensive Climate Action Plan by 2025, to address all significant sources of emissions and develop near and long-term reduction strategies.
- Further monitoring and updates by 2027.
The first notice of funding opportunity for the competitive implementation grants is expected later in 2023, with applications due in early 2024.
More information is available on EPA’s website here.
Please contact Sara Hetrick at SaraH@pscleanair.gov with any questions.