Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

Opportunity for Alaska

The EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program funds state and tribal planning grants to develop two types of plans over the next two years: a priority plan (PCAP) due spring 2024 and a comprehensive plan (CCAP) due summer 2025. These plans will identify programs, policies, and projects (i.e., measures) that reduce air pollution emissions while providing community benefits such as decreased energy costs, cleaner air, and quality jobs. In Alaska, the Alaska department of Environmental Conservation is completing the state’s plans, while several tribes and tribal consortia are completing community and regional plans.

In September 2023, the funding opportunity for CPRG’s $4.6 billion competitive implementation grant program which can be used to fund the measures identified in the state and tribal plans – the general competition for this funding opportunity closes April 1, with the tribal set-aside closing on May 1. As a source of no-match funding, this is a unique opportunity for infrastructure efforts around the state.

Alaska’s CPRG Planning

The Alaska Municipal League is working for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to completed the Alaska Priority Sustainable Energy Action Plan (PSEAP) to serve as Alaska’s PCAP for the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program. Measures identified in this plan are GHG reduction measures that help Alaska communities achieve energy cost reductions, quality of life, and energy independence. Alaska’s CPRG efforts will help state agencies, local governments, and tribes develop priority measures to be included in the plan to be eligible for the general competition of CPRG implementation grants, which closes April 1, 2024.

See the Alaska Priority Sustainable Energy Action Plan here:

From August 2024 to May 2025 there will be a number of sector-level workshops to engage community leaders, technical experts, and industry with the comprehensive sustainable energy action plan development. Please contact Griffin Plush with the Alaska Municipal League to learn how to engage with this planning process.

Many tribal governments and consortia around Alaska have received funding to complete PCAPs under CPRG as well. The ANTHC Rural Energy Program is completing PCAPs for all tribal communities not already served by another CPRG planning grant. The tribal set-aside of CPRG implementation grants close on May 1, 2024.

Energy Hub Project Intake Survey

Share details of your projects with funders and Technical Assistance providers. Have your project-type measure considered for Alaska’s CPRG plans.