New EPA grants will help propel clean energy future

New EPA grants will help propel clean energy future

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund grants support allocating federal dollars for clean energy investments in states

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Today the Michigan League of Conservation Voters hailed the announcement of $20 billion in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), which are intended to propel the transition to a more equitable and affordable clean energy future.

“This funding is only made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act and will be used to support projects in Michigan and across the country,” said Bentley Johnson, federal government affairs director for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “These grants can be used to make homes more energy efficient, electrify vehicle fleets and create more EV charging stations, help communities install solar projects and more. Coupled with private sector investment, this funding will help to lower energy costs, reduce dangerous pollution in our air and water, while also creating good jobs.”

Vice President Kamala Harris and EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced the grants today in Charlotte, North Carolina. This investment, made possible by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, will stand up a first-of-its-kind national network that will finance tens of thousands of climate and clean energy projects across the country, especially in low-income and disadvantaged communities.

At least 70 percent of the funds announced today—over $14 billion—will be invested in low-income and disadvantaged communities, making the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund the single largest non-tax investment within the Inflation Reduction Act to build a clean energy economy while benefiting communities historically left behind.

This unprecedented investment will support a wide range of climate and clean energy projects, from retrofitting homes and small businesses to delivering zero-emission transportation, all of which can lower energy costs for families and improve housing affordability while tackling the climate crisis.

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