Green for Going Green
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the initial program design guidance for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Program that was created by the Inflation Reduction Act. This summer, approximately $27 billion will be available through two competitive grant programs, the General and Low-Income Assistance Competition, and the Zero-Emissions Technology Fund Competition. Both programs will align with the Justice40 Initiative, which directs that 40% of benefits should go to disadvantaged communities.
General and Low-Income Assistance
This program will award $19.97 billion to non-profits that can partner with institutions such as green banks, community development financial institutions, credit unions, and housing financing agencies to invest in projects that will reduce pollution.
Zero-Emissions Technology Fund
States, Tribes, municipalities, and non-profits will be eligible for $7 billion that will enable building solar projects.
Climate Pollution Reduction Grants
The Inflation Reduction Act provided $5 billion to support the implementation of local greenhouse gas reduction plans. EPA anticipates announcing non-competitive planning grants as soon as March 1, 2023.
States, territories, air pollution control agencies, municipalities, and Tribes are eligible for planning grants. EPA will be holding webinars in the coming weeks to share more information.
- March 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM PST
- March 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM PST
EPA is seeking input on its Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Program. This $3 billion program was funded by the Inflation Reduction Act. The deadline to provide input is March 17, 2023.