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ABOUT CPRG

THE PLANNING PROCESS

  • CMRPC staff are leading the planning process and grant administration.

  • CMRPC staff plan to work closely with the other Regional Planning Agency's and Council of Government's (COG) in Worcester County and Windham County.

  • Sub-grant awards will be used to work with partners to:

    • Conduct community engagement in non-CMRPC areas.​

    • Provide GHG emissions analysis and modelling for the full grant area.

  • Community Committees

    • To establish a Steering Committee to oversee the planning process and plan/report developments.​

    • To establish a Technical Advisory Committee to provide expert/professional feedback on plan/report components.

  • CMRPC staff will be providing project updates to all communities through social media/project website.

  • CMRPC will hire a contractor to develop an interactive emissions toolkit.

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THREE WORKPLAN DELIVERABLES REQUIRED

Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP)

Comprehensive Climate Action Plan (CCAP)

Status Report

  • Plan aims to develop short-term, high- priority, and implementation-ready measures to reduce GHG pollution and an analysis of GHG emissions reductions that would be achieved through implementation.

  • Plan must include:

    • GHG inventory​

    • Quantified GHG reduction measures

    • Low-income and disadvantaged communities (LIDAC) benefits analysis

    • Review of authority to implement

  • Due by March 2024.

  • Aims to develop near-and-long-term GHG emissions reduction goals and to provide strategies and identify measures to achieve these goals.

  • Plan must include:

    • GHG inventory​

    • GHG emissions projections

    • GHG reductions targets

    • Quantified GHG reduction measures

    • Benefit analysis for geographic scope and population of planning areas

    • Low-income and disadvantaged communities benefits analysis (LIDAC)

    • Review of authority to implement

    • Plan to leverage other federal funding and a workforce planning analysis

  • Due Summer 2025.

  • Due at the end of the 4-year period.

  • Report must include:

    • The implementation status of the quantified GHG reduction measures​

    • Any relevant updated GHG analyses or projections

    • Next steps and future budget/staffing needs

  • Due Summer 2027.

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  • Transportation

  • Industrial

  • Commercial

  • Residential

  • Thermal

  • Electricity

  • Agricultural

  • Waste Incineration

Emission Reductions

Emission reductions will be targeted in the following sectors

  • Tree Planting

  • Natural Restoration Projects

  • Decarbonization (buildings & vehicles)

  • Renewable Resource Projects

  • Solar & Wind Projects

Potential Project Types

Potential projects to be reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee

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