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Albuquerque Awarded $1 Million Grant to Accelerate Climate Pollution Reduction

Four-year grant to develop plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and harmful air pollution
January 18, 2024

Today, the City of Albuquerque announced that it has been awarded $1 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for two phases of Climate Pollution Reduction Planning for the metro area. The four-year grant, led by the City’s Sustainability Office, will expand community engagement and cross-agency collaboration, and accelerate the metro area’s climate action planning efforts.

“We are focused on making our home a more climate resilient place for our families now, and for the future families of Albuquerque,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We’re leading the coordination with other agencies to take climate action planning to the next level and make an even greater impact.”

Phase one of the grant involves creating a Priority Climate Action Plan by March 1st that will serve as a short-term roadmap to guide additional federal funding requests and leverage local funding and support. The second phase, a Comprehensive Climate Action Plan, will be completed in 2025. The grant will support this work by funding a grant manager, a community engagement contractor, and a contractor to conduct a new greenhouse gas inventory.

“Reducing climate pollution is not only good for the environment, but it is imperative to the health and quality of life of our residents,” said Ann Simon, Deputy Director of Policy and Sustainability Officer for the City of Albuquerque. “We’re gaining more support to keep the momentum that we started with our 2021 Climate Action Plan goals so that we can continue to make Albuquerque a more resilient city for our frontline communities.”

This planning grant lays the foundation to transform the Albuquerque metro area into a climate resilient and healthy community for all. The City invites residents to provide feedback on the draft Priority Climate Action Plan through January 22nd. Learn more and provide feedback: