On March 1, 2023, EPA released grant program guidance for $250 million in planning grants under the IRA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program to states, metropolitan areas, Tribes and territories. The grants are phase 1 of the program and are for developing plans that include strategies for reducing pollution. More information can be found here.
Important dates for Phase 1:
States must submit notice of intent to apply by March 31, 2023 and grant applications by April 28, 2023
The 67 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S. must submit notice of intent to apply by April 28, 2023 and grant applications by May 31, 2023.
Tribes and territories must submit grant applications by June 15, 2023.
Awards will be made in the summer of 2023.