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New EPA Framework for Funding State & Local Projects

The framework aligns clearly with the Clean Energy Fund of Texas strengths and priorities.

HOUSTON, April 19, 2023 – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an updated framework that outlines how officials will allocate funding through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Program, and the framework aligns clearly with the Clean Energy Fund of Texas strengths and priorities.

The framework includes $14 billion for direct investment by 2-3 national nonprofit organizations; a $6 billion Clean Community Investment Accelerator for 2-7 regional hubs; and $7 billion for 60 Solar for All grants.

In response to the framework, Clean Energy Fund of Texas Chairman Stephen K. Brown II issued the following statement:

“We are pleased to see that the framework EPA will use to allocate funding aligns perfectly with the strengths and priorities of the Clean Energy Fund of Texas. 

“Texas is already a national leader in wind and solar energy, and we aim to leverage EPA funds to ensure low-income and disadvantaged communities drive the green economy. As the first ‘green bank’ in Texas, we have deep experience and relationships at the national, state and local levels that will make us important partners with Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Program leaders.

“If we receive EPA funding, we will work to make sure all Texans can access the green economy. The climate crisis has already hit Texas hard, and it’s past time to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels while creating green jobs and mitigating energy burdens.”

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