Mark Your Calendars!

Climate Pollution Reduction Grant:

Community Meetings

DEQ will host a final series of community meetings as part of a Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DEQ hosted five in-person community meetings in December, a statewide virtual meeting, and now is extending the invitation to residents in the Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Northern Virginia regions for additional in-person meetings. At this meeting, DEQ will solicit ideas for measures that could rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Virginia. The feedback gathered will enable DEQ to develop a short-term priority action plan that includes projects that would then compete for part of a $4.3 billion implementation fund. 

DEQ will host community meetings from 6-8 p.m. as follows: 

Mon., Jan. 22, 2023 – DEQ Piedmont Regional Office, 4949-A Cox Rd., Glen Allen 
Tues. Jan. 23, 2023 – DEQ Northern Regional Office, 1301 Crown Court, Woodbridge
Thurs. Jan. 25, 2023 – DEQ Tidewater Regional Office, 5636 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach 

DEQ has also developed an online survey to learn about Virginians’ emission reduction priorities. Please complete this survey on priority actions by Jan. 31. 

DEQ will hold an informal public comment period on the CPRG short-term action plan in January, and will develop and submit a Priority Climate Action Plan with potential projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to EPA by March 1.  

Additional information about CPRG can be viewed on the DEQ CPRG webpage. Please contact if you have questions or comments.