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Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG)


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program provides states, local governments, and tribal nations flexible resources to plan for and pursue ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution reductions to achieve three broad objectives:

  1. Tackle damaging climate pollution while supporting the creation of good jobs and lowering energy costs for families;
  2. Accelerate work to address environmental injustices and empower community-driven solutions in overburdened neighborhoods; and,
  3. Deliver cleaner air by reducing harmful pollution in places where people live, work, play, and go to school.

Through the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants program, the State of Michigan has received a $3 million planning grant that the Office of Climate and Energy will use to refine and implement the MI Healthy Climate Plan and prepare Michigan communities to compete in nationwide competitive federal funding competitions. In addition to state level CPRG funding, the U. S. EPA has directly awarded $1 million to each of the 67 most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the country – including Grand Rapids-Kentwood and Detroit-Warren-Dearborn. The state of Michigan is closely collaborating with Grand Valley Metro Council and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments to streamline development and bring home as many federal dollars as possible.

Answers to commonly asked questions about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new $5 billion Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) Program can be found on the FAQ: Climate Pollution Reduction Grants web page.

CPRG Timeline

  • May 2023 - March 2024: Develop Priority Climate Action Plan
  • April 2024 - July 2025: Develop Comprehensive Climate Action Plan
  • July 2025 - September 2027: Develop Report Status

Other Funding Opportunities Under the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

  • It is expected that the Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) will work toward a 2050 goal of carbon neutrality aligned with the Governor’s commitments. To develop the CCAP, the State of Michigan, through EGLE and the OCE will coordinate with entities across state government, local governments, tribal governments, advisory bodies, key stakeholders, including disadvantaged communities that may be impacted or benefit from the PCAP, and the public. The CCAP will leverage the stakeholder engagement and prioritization process that went into the development of the MHCP as well as the PCAP.

    Expected Outcomes

    • Increased state, local, and tribal government capacity to implement climate action
    • Increased state and local government engagement with communities, particularly low-income and disadvantaged communities
    • Increased public health benefits
    • Reduced vulnerability to climate-related public health impacts
    • Increased resilience of electrical grid infrastructure to natural disasters and extreme weather
    • Increased number of workers employed in high-quality jobs related to climate and energy infrastructure