Regional Climate Action Plans for New Haven County
The Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) Program
SCRCOG has been awarded a grant of $1 million from the EPA to create Climate Action Plans through the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) Program. SCRCOG will function as project lead for the New Haven-Milford region over the four (4) year project period, which began in August of 2023. SCRCOG is collaborating with the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) to create three distinct deliverables – including two Climate Action Plans (CAPs) – that will offer recommendations for how the region can lower Greenhouse Gases (GHG) though a variety of policies and projects. A primary focus of the grant program is to also offer direct solutions designed to improve air quality, create jobs, and ensure the region’s low income and disadvantaged communities are prioritized as solutions are created.
We have created a separate website where residents and other stakeholders can learn more about the CPRG Program as it pertains to the New Haven County region. Please visit CPRGCT.org to stay up to date on where we are in the process of this grant program, and opportunities to engage with SCRCOG and NVCOG as we work to create these plans for our region.
For information on the CPRG Program more generally, or more details about the requirements of this program, please visit https://www.epa.gov/inflation-reduction-act/climate-pollution-reduction-grants.
If you would like to be included on future emails regarding CPRG events, please email Stephanie Camp at [email protected] or subscribe to our email list on CPRGCT.org.