Member Support

The Alliance Secretariat provides a broad range of technical, analytical, policy, and capacity assistance to coalition members and coordinates federal engagement to drive solutions across government.

Learn more about our initiatives and federal engagement below.

U.S. Climate Alliance Member Support | U.S. Climate Alliance representatives and federal partners outside of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building following a convening on building decarbonization.


The Alliance Secretariat is supporting its members by providing additional capacity, expertise, and resources through several programs and initiatives.

U.S. Climate Alliance Member Support | U.S Climate Alliance representatives in Washington, D.C.

Working Groups

The Alliance Secretariat regularly convenes Working Groups to deepen member collaboration, share lessons and best practices, and provide services and tools to help members advance high-impact action across our 10 policy priorities.

Capacity Building

The Alliance Secretariat leads two programs to build state climate capacity: the Technical Assistance Fund, which provides demand-driven technical and policy support to help Alliance members overcome barriers and drive transformative climate action, and the Climate Leadership Grant Program, which bolsters state-level staff capacity to help Alliance members advance climate priorities, deploy federal funds, and take durable and equitable climate action.

U.S. Climate Alliance Member Support | U.S Climate Alliance representatives tour the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado.

Federal Engagement

The Alliance is forging a strong state-federal partnership to deliver on the promise of new federal laws, deploy historic climate investments successfully, and inform federal policies, programs, and actions.

IRA & IIJA Implementation

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity to turbocharge state-led climate action and reduce emissions. The Alliance Secretariat is working closely with members to ensure the new funding is deployed effectively, efficiently, and equitably, while also informing the design and implementation of the laws’ new grants and programs.

U.S. Climate Alliance Member Support | White House Senior Advisor John Podesta gives remarks during a reception hosted by the U.S. Climate Alliance.
U.S. Climate Alliance Member Support | Luke McGowan, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs; U.S. Climate Alliance Executive Director Casey Katims; Ali Zaidi, National Climate Advisor; and Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, give remarks at the White House during a state-federal convening on building decarbonization.

Federal Collaboration

The Alliance Secretariat is committed to advancing climate action across government through collective, targeted engagement with the federal government. This includes providing detailed recommendations on federal programs, policies, and regulations, as well as bringing top officials from Alliance states and territories together with the federal government to collaborate on, scale up, and inform innovative climate solutions.