General Program Resources
- Notices of Funding Opportunity
- Registering Your Organization to Apply
- Partner Connection Forms
- Implementation Framework
- Federal Assistance Listings
Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs)
On June 28, 2023, EPA released the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the $7 billion Solar for All program. On July 14, 2023, EPA released the Notices of Funding Opportunity for the $14 billion National Clean Investment Fund and the $6 billion Clean Communities Investment Accelerator. Visit the competition webpages for additional details on requirements of applicants and other resources.
EPA has also created an appreciated presentation summarizing these NOFOs. View or download the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Overview Presentation (pdf) .
All applicants for a federal grant must have an active SAM.gov and Grants.gov registration in order to apply. You should register in these systems now if you think you may apply. The process can take a month or more for new registrants.
EPA created optional partner connection forms to help potential applicants, coalition members, and partners identify each other and create coalitions and partnerships before applying to the $14B National Clean Investment Fund, $6B Clean Communities Investment Accelerator, and $7B Solar for All competitions.
The forms are now closed.
You may no longer submit a partner connection request. Those who completed requests have been notified by EPA. Please contact us if you have questions about this partner connection form or the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
Published in April 2023, this implementation framework builds on the Federal Assistance Listing EPA released in February 2023 as well as months of robust engagement with state, local and Tribal governments; community financing institutions; environmental justice organizations; industry groups; labor; and more. The framework outlines expected parameters and application components for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund grant competitions in order to ensure that the design of this historic program remains as transparent and inclusive as possible. Please refer to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Notices of Funding Opportunity for the most up-to-date details on program design.
In February, EPA published two Federal Assistance Listings outlining key parameters of the grant competitions. Federal Assistance Listings represent the first public notice requirement to implement a federal grant program. These Federal Assistance Listings include two grant programs, the General Assistance and Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities Competition, and the Zero Emission Technologies Competition.
The April 2023 Implementation Framework outlines EPA’s plan to launch two separate but complementary grant competitions under the General Assistance and Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities Competition, and one under the Zero Emission Technologies Competition.
- General Assistance and Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities Competition
- Zero Emission Technologies Competition
What does the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund mean for my community?
The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund is a transformative investment in American communities. For too long, a lack of access to capital has prevented communities from embracing tested technologies and strategies that lower energy bills, cut pollution and create good paying jobs. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will make grants that facilitate access to financing and technical assistance across the country enabling communities to realize the cost-saving benefits of the clean technologies, build more resilient communities, and strengthen local economies, especially in low-income and disadvantaged communities.
How and when can my family, small business, or community benefit from the program?
Unlike a typical grant program, EPA will not provide grants directly to projects. Rather, EPA will provide grants to eligible states, tribes, territories, municipalities and nonprofit entities, and those grantees will ultimately provide the financial assistance communities need to successfully deploy emissions and air pollution reducing projects. The Agency intends for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund competition to enable communities, small businesses, and individuals to seek financing from the broad range of financial institutions that will be direct and indirect recipients of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund awards including National Clean Investment Fund nonprofits, local community financing entities, and low-income and disadvantaged community solar programs, and more.