**UPDATE: The DRAFT Dallas-Fort Worth Air Quality Improvement Plan- Priority Climate Action Plan is now available! Please go to "The Plan" tab to view more information and the documents. 

 

Local governments across the region are working with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to develop the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Air Quality Improvement Plan (AQIP). The DFW AQIP will create a roadmap for the region to improve air quality, protect public health, and reduce impacts of extreme weather events. The development of this plan is funded through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) Program. 

  • To attend an upcoming meeting go to the Meetings tab 
  • To submit feedback on what you would like to see included in the DFW AQIP, go to the Take a Survey tab.
  • To stay up-to-date on the DFW AQIP development, go to the Sign Up for Emails tab. 

Background on the CPRG 

The CPRG is a two-phase grant program which will provide grants to develop and implement plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The first phase, the CPRG planning grants, will provide $250 million for noncompetitive planning grants to develop a regional plan to improve air quality.  Development of the plan is a required step for any eligible local government to access the $4.6 billion of CPRG implementation grant funding from the second phase of the CPRG  

The NCTCOG was awarded $1 million in funds from the CPRG planning grants on behalf of the region. As a recipient of these funds, NCTCOG is required to develop a Priority Climate Action Plan and a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan. These plans will be developed into the comprehensive, multi-pollutant Dallas-Fort Worth Air Quality Improvement Plan.

Go to https://www.epa.gov/inflation-reduction-act/climate-pollution-reduction-grants for additional information.