Climate Pollution Reduction Grant


View Wisconsin's Emissions Reductions Roadmap 

​See Wisconsin's first deliverable for the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program. ​

What is the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant?

The U.S. EPA's Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program is a $5 billion investment over 4 years to provide states, metropolitan statistical areas, Tribal Nations, and territories with resources to develop and implement projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution. Learn more about the program and how you can get involved: WI Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Update Webinar.

Identifying Wisconsin's ​​Climate Priorities

The Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy (OSCE) received a $3 million planning grant from the EPA to lead the development of a Priority Climate Action Plan (by March 1, 2024), a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (by mid-2025), and a Status Report (by mid-2027).

The Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) will leverage previous state efforts (Wisconsin's Clean Energy Plan, Governor's Task Force on Climate Change) as well as Tribal climate plans and Local government climate plans to identify actionable, impactful, and equitable strategies for emissions reductions in the state. OSCE will also conduct extensive stakeholder engagement, with a focus on historically disadvantaged communities, to ensure that priorities and projects represented in the PCAP are beneficial to all Wisconsinites.

This plan will cover the entire state, enabling eligible entities within Wisconsin to apply for competitive funding to implement projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To be eligible for funding, implementation activities must be described in the PCAP. EPA will release additional guidance regarding implementation grants in Fall 2024.

Program Timeline

Phase 1: Planning 

September 2023 - February 2024: Develop Wisconsin's Priority Climate Action Plan

March 1, 2024: OSCE submitted Wisconsin's Priority Climate Action Plan​ to EPA

April 2024 - April 2025: ​Develop Wisconsin's Comprehensive Climate Action Plan

May 2025: ​OSCE to submit Wisconsin's Comprehensive Climate Action Plan to EPA

​Phase 2: Implementation

April 1, 2024: OSCE submitted a CPRG Implementation Grant​. Funding annoucements are expected in July 

Get Involved!​​​​

OSCE is coming to a region near you! ​Dates and locations are still being finalized for our regional meetings. Please check back for more information in the near future.  For now, you can sign up for updates drop us a message by visiting our Contact Us page.