Greater Salt Lake Area Clean Energy and Air Roadmap (CLEAR)
Through the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), local governments in Salt Lake County and Tooele County have the opportunity to:
- in Phase 1, develop a list of clean energy and air solutions
- in Phase 2, apply for competitive grants from $4.6 Billion available nationwide to implement priority solutions
- March 1, 2024: Phase 1 Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) with proposed clean energy and air solutions due to EPA
- April 1, 2024: Applications for Phase 2 implementation grants due to EPA
- August 4, 2025: Phase 1 Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP) due to EPA
- August 4, 2027: Status report due to EPA
CPRG Planning Grant
Salt Lake City volunteered to serve as the lead agency for the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses Salt Lake County and Tooele County. In addition to collecting general public feedback, Salt Lake City is coordinating with jurisdictional partners (local governments and planning organizations), stakeholders (non-governmental organizations and academic institutions), and low-income and disadvantaged communities (LIDAC) to solicit ideas and feedback to inform the Phase 1 plans.
Each local government or planning organization will then decide whether to apply for a Phase 2 award to implement one of the solutions listed in the priority plan.
Separately, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) is leading a parallel planning process for the entire state of Utah, called the Beehive Emissions Reduction Plan (BERP).
- EPA’s web page for CPRG planning grants
- EPA’s web page for the CPRG implementation grants
- UDAQ’s web page for the Beehive Emissions Reduction Plan
Public survey coming soon.