The Biden Administration has announced $250 million of planning grants through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop innovative strategies to slash pollution and build clean-energy economies.
These grants are the first tranche of funding going to states, local governments, tribes and territories from the $5 billion Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program created by the Inflation Reduction Act. All 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are eligible to receive $3 million in grant funds. In addition, each of the 67 most populous metropolitan areas in the country are eligible to receive $1 million for plans to tackle climate pollution locally. EPA is also making millions in noncompetitive planning grant funds available to territory and tribal governments.
Later this year, EPA will launch a competition for $4.6 billion in funding to implement projects and initiatives included in these plans.
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