Virginia Seeks Millions of Dollars in Federal Funds Aimed at Reducing Pollution and Electrifying Transportation and Buildings

Community planners in Virginia say $4.6 billion in Inflation Reduction Act funds could be used to switch to electric vehicles, power homes with renewable energy and invest in public transit. Fossil fuel companies worry that the state is abandoning its “all of the above” energy strategy.

Virginia is seeking millions of dollars in federal funds this month for state and local government programs to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases. The state outlined its most urgent emissions-reduction strategies in a Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March and must file its funding request by Monday.