Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

Overview

SCAG is working with partners to help the region identify strategies to reduce climate pollution through the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2023, the EPA awarded planning grants to select metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) and states across the county, including three MSAs in the SCAG region:  

  • Los Angeles and Orange counties    
  • San Bernardino and Riverside counties    
  • Ventura County   

Using these planning grants, MSAs and states developed Priority Climate Action Plans (PCAP) and submitted them to the EPA on March 1. The PCAPs identify priority measures and strategies to reduce climate and air pollution and support additional objectives such as benefiting low-income and disadvantaged communities, reducing energy costs, and supporting economic development.   

Local, regional, and state agencies, and federally recognized tribes are also eligible to apply for grants to implement projects that align with the measures and strategies in state or MSA PCAPs from a total competitive pot of over $4 billion. These applications are due April 1 and can range from $2 million to a maximum of $500 million.   

The final major CPRG milestone is the Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP). These plans are due in 2025 and will build on the PCAPs and, include measures and strategies to comprehensively reduce climate pollution from all economic sectors over the near-, medium- and long-term.   

Completed Priority Climate Action Plans:  

For more information on the program please refer to: