Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG)

Overview

In June 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) awarded a planning grant from the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) Program to the State of New Mexico Environment Department. The CPRG supports the State in creating two climate action plans (i.e., one priority plan and one comprehensive plan) for implementing effective greenhouse gas reduction strategies while ensuring the benefits of these actions are delivered to New Mexicans, especially Low Income or Disadvantaged Communities (LIDAC) as defined by US EPA. This grant will give New Mexico communities the opportunity to collaborate with the State to build projects and programs that provide high-quality jobs, improve health, and keep families safe where they live.

The development of the Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) and Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) are being jointly led by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) in collaboration with the Interagency Climate Change Task Force (CCTF). To make these plans reflective of New Mexico’s unique values, culture, and priorities, the departments are engaging with communities, municipal governments, tribal governments, businesses, educators, and others. Potential benefits of the CPRG funding for New Mexico communities are training and workforce development opportunities, clean energy development and energy efficiency, clean transit, and much more

For a more comprehensive overview of CPRG opportunities and New Mexico’s progress, please see the New Mexico Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Factsheet.

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Get Involved

Community Engagement

Ensuring that New Mexico’s unique values, culture, and priorities are represented in the climate action plans developed under this grant is of upmost importance. The departments will be posting and updating opportunities to engage in this process below. Please check back frequently, or subscribe here for updates on events and opportunities. If you are interested in collaborating or participating in the events below, please reach out directly using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Surveys:

Upcoming:

  • Community Engagement Session 4: Tucumcari, NM – Mesalands Community College, North American Wind Research & Training Center, Lecture Hall in Building E – Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 – 6:00 – 8:00pm

Completed:

  • Tribal Engagement Kickoff Session – CPRG Planning Grant Recipients: 12/6/2023
    • PowerPoint
    • Recurring meetings the first Thursday of every month.
  • Tribal Engagement Kickoff Session – CPRG Non-Planning Grant Recipients: 12/15/2023
    • PowerPoint
    • Individual follow-up meetings as requested and/or necessary.
  • Sustainable Economy Advisory Council (SEAC) and Sustainable Economy Task Force (SETForce) Joint Meeting:12/13/2023
  • Municipality Engagement Session 1 – Coalition of Sustainable Cities NM Members: 11/17/2023
  • Municipality Engagement Session 2 – Coalition of Sustainable Cities NM Members: 12/8/2023
  • Municipality Engagement Session 3 – Coalition of Sustainable Cities NM Members: 12/20/2023
  • Municipal Planning Organizations (MPOs) Engagement Session: 1/4/24, 4-5pm MT
  • Municipal Planning Organizations (MPOs) Engagement Session: 1/9/24, 9-10am MT
  • Community Engagement Session 1: Bayard, NM – Bayard Community Center – Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 – 5:30pm
  • Community Engagement Session 2: Virtual Meeting – Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024 – 5:30pm
  • Community Engagement Session 3: Gallup, NM – Gallup UNM Branch – Room SSTC-200 – Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 – 2:00pm

Climate Action Plan

The State has a draft list of the projects and programs to be included in the Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP). This draft list will evolve as community, Tribal, municipal, and stakeholder feedback is collected. This draft is not a complete list of climate actions the State intends to take or are already taking, but rather a list of priority measures that fit within the CPRG requirements. The main criteria considered when developing this draft list include the emissions reductions potential, associated community benefits, availability of funding outside of the CPRG program, and the readiness for implementation. Additional opportunities will become available for participating in the formation of the Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP).

This site will be regularly updated with the most recent version of the draft list here:

Draft Priority Climate Action List (updated as of 01/12/24)

We are developing a form to collect feedback on the draft priority climate action list and will post the form here once complete. Any feedback prior to the completion of this form can be sent directly to the CPRG team, using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Important Dates and Documents

  1. March 1st 2024: CPRG Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) due to US EPA
  2. April 1st 2024: CPRG Implementation Grant Applications due to US EPA
  3. October 2024: CPRG implementation grant awards announced by US EPA
  4. July 2025: Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) due to US EPA
  5. July 2027: Status Report due to US EPA

Contact Us

NMED and EMNRD Joint CPRG Email:

Individual NMED Contacts:

Individual EMNRD Contacts: