The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) covers climate and clean energy topics as diverse as electric vehicles, building decarbonization, clean energy manufacturing and supply chains, agriculture, and greening the electricity system, all through a range of tax incentives and direct grants. Only portions of the legislation apply directly to units of local government, but taken as a whole, it can be expected to help U.S. cities move toward their greenhouse gas reduction goals via a cleaner national electric grid, increased vehicle and building electrification, and new distributed renewable energy resources. Still, how does a local government tap in? In this blog post, the author describes six broad ways local governments will need to navigate the IRA.