PHAs Should Contact Their States’ Lead CPRG Planning Grant Recipients to Apply
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $4.6 billion in Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG). The CPRG funds the implementation of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with a focus on low-income and disadvantaged communities. The funds are available for states, municipalities, air pollution control agencies, tribes, territories, and coalitions of two or more eligible applicants. Each individual grant will be between $2 million and $500 million. CLPHA has updated its Green Funding Clearinghouse to include information on this program.
Entities eligible to receive implementation funds are those that directly received a CPRG planning grant. Entities that are included in a state’s Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) are also eligible to apply, even if that entity didn’t receive a planning grant. PHAs interested in applying for these funds should first contact their state’s Lead Organization that received a CPRG planning grant. Click here to view a list of lead entities in each state and metropolitan area.
Implementation funds can be used for a wide variety of pollution-reducing activities in government-owned and residential buildings. These include, but are not limited to:
- Adopting the most up-to-date building codes for residential properties;
- Incentive programs for implementation of end-use energy efficiency measures;
- Purchase of energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling equipment, lighting, and building products to replace inefficient products;
- Programs and policies to electrify of government-owned and residential buildings;
- Accelerate incorporation of efficient electric technologies and electric vehicle charging at new single-family, multi-unit, or affordable residential buildings;
- Implementation of building codes related to electric vehicle charging;
- Implementation of a building energy performance management program for government-owned buildings;
- Implementation of a new benchmarking and building performance standards