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Climate Pollution Reduction Grants: A Holistic Approach to Emissions Reductions in the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Sector

December 14, 2023 Category: Implementation, Transportation

The Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program presents a historic opportunity for states and municipalities to develop and implement climate plans. Jurisdictions can maximize the impact of these efforts by taking a holistic approach to reducing emissions in any sector they wish to target. The fact sheet below offers a framework for applying such a holistic approach to advance a clean medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) sector, a framework applicable for developing CPRG-related plans and implementation grant applications.

A holistic approach can include measures in each of the following categories:

  1. Critical analysis. Conduct analyses to identify focus areas for decarbonization and to ensure complementary programs are well designed and implemented.
  2. Regulatory programs. Develop, staff, and enforce regulatory programs that ensure emission reductions.
  3. Financial incentives. Provide subsidies and loans, enforce fees, and enable other mechanisms that improve the underlying economics of decisions to deploy clean technologies.
  4. Economic and community benefits. Ensure community benefits and develop the workforce necessary for long-term viability of decarbonization technologies.
  5. Leveraging additional funding sources. Leverage non-CPRG sources of funding to maximize impact and develop the strongest grant applications.