EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Awarded to Regional Tribes Surpass $4M

Tribes in EPA Region 8 Developing Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tribes in EPA Region 8 Developing Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

November 14, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proud to announce its recent distribution of $4,027,500 among eleven Tribes in EPA’s Mountains and Plains Region 8. The funding aims to support the development of climate pollution reduction action plans in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants

Authorized under the Inflation Reduction Act, EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRGs) program provides $25 million in Tribal grants nationwide through two funding phases. CPRG Phase 1 offers noncompetitive funding for Tribes and U.S. territories to design greenhouse gas reduction plans across all sectors of their economies.

EPA Region 8 recently finalized the CPRG Phase 1 Tribal grant allocations, which will advance environmental justice efforts and accelerate greenhouse gas reductions in Tribal communities across the Mountains and Plains region.

Tribal Grant Recipients

Ten Tribes in EPA’s Mountains and Plains region, including Blackfeet Nation, Chippewa Cree Tribe, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, Northern Arapaho Tribe, Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Spirit Lake Nation, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, each received $371,750 in CPRG planning grants. The Fort Peck Tribe was granted $310,000 for their planning efforts.

Climate Action Plan Development

Phase 1 of the CPRG program supports Tribes at any stage of their climate planning and implementation process. The planning grant recipients will utilize the funding to design action plans that target emissions reduction in various economic sectors, including electricity generation, industry, transportation, buildings, waste management, and agriculture/natural and working lands.

Next Steps: CPRG Phase 2

The second phase of the CPRG program, known as CPRG Phase 2, is currently open for submissions until May 1, 2024. This phase involves competitive grants that will assist Tribes and territories in implementing their climate action plans.

Learn More

For more information about the CPRG Phase 1 planning grants for Tribes and territories and to access a national list of all grantees, visit here.

Read More of this Story at www.epa.gov – 2023-11-14 22:27:40

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