EPA anticipates announcing the competition early Summer 2023.
- Local Government
- Native/Tribal Entity
- State Government
- Economic Development
- Environmental Clean-up
- Low-income Assistance
Reserved for Energy
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will make funding available on a competitive basis for financial and technical assistance for projects that reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of air pollution, with a particular emphasis on projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities. The overarching objectives of the GGRF are to (1) reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants; (2) deliver benefits to low-income and disadvantaged communities; and (3) mobilize financing and private capital to stimulate additional deployment of greenhouse gas and air pollution reducing projects.
Under the Zero-Emissions Technologies Program of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, EPA will make $7 billion in competitive grants to states, municipalities, Tribal governments, and “eligible recipients” (as defined in Section 134(c)(1) of the Clean Air Act). Grantees must direct all funding to provide financial and technical assistance to enable low-income and disadvantaged communities to deploy or benefit from zero-emission technologies, in alignment with the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative. This funding will prioritize delivering financial and technical assistance to projects that deploy residential and community solar, associated storage technologies, and related upgrades. Additionally, this program will support the creation of high-paying jobs. EPA expects to award up to 60 grants through this program; EPA may revise this allocation as it proceeds with program design and development of Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO).
EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) team held two public listening sessions about the $7 billion Zero-Emissions Technologies grant competition in March 2023.