MVRPC Receives $1 Million Climate Pollution Reduction Grant for Planning Assistance from the US EPA

Dayton, OH –The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) received, on August 1, 2023, a Notice of Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG). This $1 million planning assistance award from the Inflation Reduction Act will fund work over the next four years to develop plans for the Dayton Region to inventory emissions, set local goals for emission reductions, select strategies to meet those goals, and measure the benefits to residents and disadvantaged populations. Projects and programs included in the final Climate Action Plans developed will be eligible to apply for competitive implementation funding through US EPA in 2024 and beyond. MVRPC will use the award to fund staff time and consultant assistance to develop all the required elements of the Climate Action Plans.

“The CPRG award is an opportunity to work with our member jurisdictions to assist them in learning about emissions from their operations, businesses, and residents, setting local goals for reducing pollution, and choosing strategies that meet their priorities,” stated MVRPC Executive Director, Brian O. Martin, AICP, “This is an exciting project, building on years of work in our Region to reduce air pollution, and contributing to the health and wellbeing of residents into the future.”

MVRPC released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultant support of the Climate Pollution Reduction Planning project in early July 2023. Proposals to support the technical work as well as the public engagement are due by August 17, 2023. All RFP materials are available at Contact Matt Lindsay, MVRPC Manager of Environmental Planning at or call 937-223-6323 with questions about the CPRG project.

Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities. MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region. 

MVRPC performs planning and research functions for our Region that ensure livable and equitable communities; clean air and water; robust roadway, transit, and active transportation options; and strategic community plans that chart the course for member communities and partners. MVRPC’s Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) involves Preble, Darke, and Shelby Counties. As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami, and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC's areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble, plus the three MPO counties.