IDEM host a community engagement meeting in Indy to discuss climate pollution reduction grant money 

INDIANAPOLIS –The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is hosting the first of a series of meetings to hear from community members on how to best use funds awarded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) Program.

IDEM was awarded $3 million in initial planning funds to conduct a greenhouse gas emissions inventory and develop a Priority Climate Action Plan to provide to the U.S. EPA by March 2024. A Comprehensive Climate Action Plan is due in July 2025. 

Who: IDEM Commissioner Brian Rockensuess, Office of Air Quality Staff

What: Public meeting to seek input for using Climate Pollution Reduction Grants program funds

When: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: John Boner Neighborhood Center, 2236 East 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46201

Additional meetings will be held throughout the state:

  • Oct. 24, 2023 in Ft. Wayne
  • Nov. 2, 2023 in Portage
  • Nov. 8, 2023 in Ferdinand

About the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) The Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program provides $5 billion in grants to states, local governments, tribes, and territories to develop and implement ambitious plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollution. Authorized under Section 60114 of the Inflation Reduction Act, this two-phase program provides $250 million for noncompetitive planning grants, and approximately $4.6 billion for competitive implementation grants. For more information, visit

About IDEM
IDEM ( implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens to protect Hoosiers and the environment.