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Carbon Reduction Program (CRP)

The purpose of the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) is to reduce transportation emissions through the development of State carbon reduction strategies and by funding projects designed to reduce transportation emissions (See 23 U.S.C. 175 as established by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” (BIL)) (BIL § 11403). The guidance for the program includes:

  • By November 15, 2023, States are required to develop a Carbon Reduction Strategy in consultation with any MPO designated within the State (23 U.S.C. 175(d)(1)).
  • The State Carbon Reduction Strategy shall support efforts to reduce transportation emissions and identify projects and strategies to reduce these emissions.
  • The Carbon Reduction Strategy must be updated at least once every four years (23 U.S.C. 175(d)(3) and (4)).
  • States and MPOs are encouraged to obligate CRP funding for projects that support implementation of the State’s Carbon Reduction Strategy.
  • CRP funds are available for obligation for up to 4 years (3 years after the last day of the fiscal year for which the funds are authorized).

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) encourages the use of CRP funding on transportation projects that reduce emissions while addressing one or more of the following:

  • Safety and complete streets
  • ADA compliance
  • Equity for all community members
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Labor and work force development
  • Truck parking

For more information on this program please visit: INFORMATION: Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) Implementation Guidance (dot.gov)