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Biden administration announces $4.6B grant program to reduce planet-warming pollution

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced new competitive grants totaling $4.6 billion that states, cities and tribes can apply for to reduce the planet-warming pollution that is fueling the climate crisis. The Climate Pollution Reduction Grants program, which will be managed through the Environmental Protection Agency, is a second and larger tranche of funding in a $5 billion program that was part of the Inflation Reduction Act. The first went to help states and cities develop climate action plans. Some states, including Georgia, used those funds to develop their first-ever climate plan. In the initiative announced Wednesday, states, cities and tribes will have a lot of flexibility in how they design projects and apply for funding, though they need to demonstrate a proposed project reduces planet-warming pollution and boosts job creation and health benefits to low-income and disadvantaged communities.White House senior adviser John Podesta said the grants give states and cities a β€œunique opportunity to think big and to think creatively about how they want to act on climate.” β€œThe program is intentionally broad in scope to give states tribes territories and cities, the flexibility they need to design their clean energy future,” Podesta told reporters on a media call, adding applicants could put the money towards making school buildings greener, establishing new clean energy projects, or updating building energy codes. Four states – Florida, Iowa, Kentucky and South Dakota – turned down the initial EPA planning grants for the funding, which restricts them from applying for the larger batch of money. However, EPA administrator Michael Regan said cities within those states can and have applied for the funding themselves. β€œBig metropolitan areas like Fort Lauderdale and Miami – they are in the game, they are preparing to participate in this opportunity, whereas the state of Florida decided that it would not,” Regan said on the media call, adding some states that declined funding β€œemphasized to us” that they thought cities would be better positioned to apply to the funding. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2023/09/20/politics/climate-grants-biden-epa/index.html

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  • Peter Karanga

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    • Kevin

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      Impressive funding to countries that are unable to fund their climate goals

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      • George Kariuki

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        Great! The USA always leading by example.

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        • winnie nguru

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          Commendable work

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

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            It's amazing to see more climate funds commitments

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            • rosebellendiritu

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              This seems to be a great funding sustainable projects especially when they first focus on those that will reduce planet warming,I like the positive outcome of the Georgia state and also other states can establish and implement such projects

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              • Jane Wangui

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                @rosebellendiritu $4.6B is alot of money if it is for a good cause.Many states are fighting mismanagement of funds.We hope that such amounts should be followed up.

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              • Princess

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                This investment in sustainability and environmental conservation is commendable and demonstrates a strong commitment to combating climate change.

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                • Rashid Kamau

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                  @princess_nel_268 Building a more sustainable global economy will help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

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                • Princess

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                  This investment in sustainability and environmental conservation is commendable and demonstrates a strong commitment to combating climate change.

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                  • johnte ndeto

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                    Such efforts will allow states, cities and tribes to apply for grant funding for projects that reduce planet-warming pollution.

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