What is the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant?
The Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) is a US Environmental Protection Agency program that supports strategies for reducing greenhouse gases and improving air quality. Central Ohio has already received $1 million to support these goals.
This planning effort will cover the 10–county Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, and Union counties. Our focus is on pollution-reduction measures that will make Central Ohio healthier and more prepared for an evolving workforce.
The CPRG program has two phases. The first planning phase requires a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) due March 1, 2024. In the second phase, $4.6 billion will be available through competitive grants nationwide to implement the climate action plan objectives. Currently, we are developing a regional application for this competitive phase two grant. Our focus is oriented towards regional collaboration and action, with a special emphasis on supporting low-income and disadvantaged communities. These programs can help lower energy and fuel costs while improving air quality and creating new job opportunities.
These efforts are led by Sustainable Columbus, in partnership with the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), Power a Clean Future Ohio (PCFO), IMPACT Community Action, and The Ohio State University.
- Input from community members and stakeholders is critical throughout this project.
- Click here to sign up for updates on our pollution-reduction planning initiatives and how you can stay involved.