Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program (CPRG)

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The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) has received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lead a regional climate action planning effort. This grant, called the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program (CPRG), marks a significant step toward a more sustainable future for our region.


A Sustainable Future for Our Region

Our region's growth underscores the urgency of reducing harmful emissions and controlling air pollution. With energy resources becoming scarcer and the rise in severe weather events, embracing innovative climate strategies carries significant social and economic benefits. This endeavor seeks to foster collaboration among governments, community organizations, and residents to develop strategies that reduce local emissions and invigorate our local economy.


Let Us Know What You Think

We have reached the near final stages of developing the regional Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) and we invite you to review the draft strategies and provide your feedback, comments, and suggestions. Your insights will help us refine and strengthen the strategies to better serve our region. You can review the near final strategies by sector below.





The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) has received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lead a regional climate action planning effort. This grant, called the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program (CPRG), marks a significant step toward a more sustainable future for our region.


A Sustainable Future for Our Region

Our region's growth underscores the urgency of reducing harmful emissions and controlling air pollution. With energy resources becoming scarcer and the rise in severe weather events, embracing innovative climate strategies carries significant social and economic benefits. This endeavor seeks to foster collaboration among governments, community organizations, and residents to develop strategies that reduce local emissions and invigorate our local economy.


Let Us Know What You Think

We have reached the near final stages of developing the regional Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) and we invite you to review the draft strategies and provide your feedback, comments, and suggestions. Your insights will help us refine and strengthen the strategies to better serve our region. You can review the near final strategies by sector below.




  •   Work with stakeholders to promote and incentivize recycling, reuse, and other voluntary waste reduction programs.



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  •  Promote the use of native drought-tolerant, low-maintenance landscaping.

     Work with municipal partners to restore degraded lands to increase carbon storage.

     Work with municipal and community partners to protect and enhance green spaces.

     Support partners with expanding urban tree planting programs in disadvantaged communities.
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  • • Foster partnerships with stakeholders to encourage rating, monitoring, and improved building efficiency.

     Support small business financially in efforts to incentivize energy efficiency solutions.

     Provide financial support to municipal stakeholders to weatherize existing public buildings.

     Work with municipal stakeholders to adopt latest building or energy codes.


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  • • Provide funding to municipal stakeholders to incorporate solar and energy storage at public facilities.

    • Work with partners to incentivize and promote demand side management.

    • Finance projects at port facilities and industrial locations that support the shift from fossil fuels to low carbon energy sources.



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  • • Provide incentives to regional small businesses to incorporate commute reduction programs and promote alternatives to single occupancy vehicles.

    • Invest in partnerships to encourage van pools and vehicle sharing for rural and disadvantaged communities.

    • Allocate resources to government and commercial fleets to increase adoption of low and zero emmission vehicles and high efficiency fuels.

    • Provide financial assistance to stakeholders with the installation of EVSE in low-income communities.

    • Collaborate with stakeholders to incorporate improvements to bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

    • Incentivize multimodal improvements in capital construction projects.


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