February 1, 2024
DVRPC is coordinating the first Climate Action Plan for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area (Philadelphia MSA). We need your input to ensure we are focused on the most important types of projects for the region.
DVRPC is coordinating the first Climate Action Plan for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area (Philadelphia MSA). This comprehensive planning process involves significant community engagement to prioritize local actions that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while providing additional workforce, health, and air quality benefits for the region. DVRPC is developing the Philadelphia MSA Climate Action Plan through its participation in the U.S. EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program (CPRG), a two-phase program funded through the Inflation Reduction Act. Phase one provides $250 million in noncompetitive planning grants to states, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), tribes, and territories to develop climate action plans, and phase two provides $4.6 billion in competitive implementation grants to be awarded throughout the country.
A Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) is under development now, due to EPA March 1, 2024. The PCAP will leverage existing climate action planning efforts already underway in the region to identify near-term, implementation-ready climate action measures that would result in significant GHG reduction for the MSA if implemented. The PCAP will allow our region to be eligible to apply for a portion of the $4.6 billion of funding available nationally to implement programs, policies, and projects identified in the PCAP. View EPA’s CPRG NOFO for more information on implementation applications, due April 1, 2024. DVRPC’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant web page provides links to requests for information from organizations within the MSA who are considering developing coalition applications for this funding.
We need your input to ensure we are focused on the most important projects for the region. Fill out the interest form at the bottom of DVRPC’s Climate Action Plan web page to share your ideas, ask questions, submit project ideas and actions, and sign up for project updates and outreach opportunities.
DVRPC will be engaging with the public, community-based organizations, and local governments throughout the next several months of planning. To learn more, visit the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant web page, or contact Liz Compitello, Manager, Office of Sustainable Energy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.