ECICOG is applying to the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program (CPRG) for funds to develop a climate action plan for the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Once the climate action plan is completed, counties and cities within our region will be eligible to apply for over $4.6 billion in CPRG implementation funding available for projects identified in the plan. Projects could encompass a wide range of activities, including energy efficient retrofits, electric vehicle charging stations, and methane gas capture at landfills.
General information about the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program can be found on the EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grants web page. City or county representatives interested in joining the planning coordination team should contact Environmental Services Director Jennifer Fencl for additional information.