The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program is providing a total of $5 billion in grants to states, local governments, tribes, and territories to develop and implement ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution. Authorized by the Inflation Reduction Act, this two-phase program offers both noncompetitive planning grants and competitive implementation grants.
The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) received a planning grant, and must submit a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) with specific GHG reduction strategies by March 1, 2024. The update to the state Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap will help inform the state’s PCAP. States, municipalities, counties, tribes, tribal consortia, and territories will be eligible to apply for competitive implementation grants based on what is in Colorado’s PCAP. Implementation grant applications are due April 1, 2024.
Stakeholder Engagement for Local Government Near Term Actions
Local government stakeholders are invited to participate in upcoming engagement meetings to provide input on local government actions to include in Colorado’s PCAP, which will enable local governments to compete for CPRG implementation funding to support these actions. Please click the links below to register for one of the following meetings:
- November 6, 12:00 - 1:30 PM MT - Rural Communities Stakeholder Meeting
- November 7, 12:00 - 1:30 PM MT - Mountain Communities Stakeholder Meeting
- November 8, 12:00 - 1:30 PM MT - Urban Communities Stakeholder Meeting
By offering separate meetings focusing on Colorado’s rural, mountain, and urban communities, we hope to gain a better understanding of the actions that are most relevant in different Colorado contexts. Local government representatives and stakeholders are welcome to attend any of the meetings. The format of each meeting will be the same.
We would also like to hear from local communities about the initiatives they would like to see funded, and whether they plan to partner with other communities to apply.
Draft Near Term Actions and Survey
Stakeholders can also provide feedback on the draft near term actions for local governments online through the form linked below. Please submit comments by December 1, 2023.