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Climate Pollution Reduction Grants


Illinois has released its Priority Climate Action Plan. See below for a link to the plan.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program provides funding for states to develop and implement climate action plans that aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Phase I

Under the planning phase of CPRG, U.S. EPA has provided funds to interested states, metropolitan areas, tribes and territories to desig climate action plans that incorporate a variety of measures to reduce GHG emissions. The plan is to focus on six sectors (electricity generation, industry, transportation, buildings, agriculture/natural and working lands, and waste management). A Priority Climate Action Plan must be submitted to USEPA by March 1, 2024, with a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan due two years after the planning grant award.

Priority Climate Action Plan

Phase II

Under the implementation phase of CPRG, U.S. EPA is offering grants between $2 million and $500 million for state and local governments and other entities to implement emissions reduction measures outlined in the Priority Climate Action Plan.

The Illinois EPA will be submitting an application for a Phase II grant and is seeking potential projects to include in its application. U.S. EPA encourages applicants to seek funds for projects that will significantly reduce cumulative GHG emissions by 2030 and beyond, and that will accelerate decarbonization across one or more major sectors responsible for GHG emissions. U.S. EPA will score applicants with an emphasis on the magnitude of near-term GHG reductions that will be achieved. Please review the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more information. If you have a project proposal that meets these criteria, please fill out the form below. The Illinois EPA is accepting project proposals until January 19, 2024.

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