Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) 2.0 Grant
Due to the success of 2019’s Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program (REAP 1.0), the REAP 2.0 program expands the focus by integrating housing and climate goals and allowing for broader planning and implementation investments, including infrastructure. REAP 2.0 seeks to accelerate infill housing development, reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), increase housing supply at all affordability levels, affirmatively further fair housing, and facilitate the implementation of adopted regional and local plans to achieve these goals. SJCOG's anticipated allocation amount is $10.6 million.
The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) hosted two rounds of Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) 2.0 Workshops for local jurisdictions, housing stakeholders, and community members.
Round 1 Workshops:
On June 14 and 21, 2022, SJCOG staff presented an overview of REAP 2.0 and the program’s draft guidelines and opened a discussion to identify priorities for the region’s REAP 2.0 program.
Round 2 Workshops:
On September 27 and 29, 2022, SJCOG presented an overview of REAP 2.0 and the program’s final guidelines. SJCOG drafted regional housing priorities for attendees’ input.
REAP 2.0 Timeline
|REAP Program Timeline||Tentative Date|
|REAP 2.0 Workshop||June 2022|
|Draft REAP 2.0 Program||August 2022|
|2nd Round of REAP 2.0 Workshops||August - September 2022|
|Final REAP 2.0 Program||October 2022|
|REAP 2.0 Application Deadline||December 31, 2022|
|Encumbrance Deadline||June 2024|
|Technical Assistance||December 2021 - June 2024|
|Expenditure and Close-Out Report Deadline||June 30, 2026|
Through a budget revision for the State’s FY 21-22 budget (specifically AB 140), the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), the Strategic Growth Council (SGC), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) established Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) 2.0 program. REAP 2.0 allocates $600 million from state and federal investment, $500 million from the Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund of 2021, and $100 million from the State General Fund with 85% allocated directly to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), like SJCOG. The program is set to advance the implementation of adopted regional plans by funding planning and implementation activities that accelerate infill housing and reductions in per capita Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT).
For more information, please visit the HCD’s website.