Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) Grant

SJCOG will receive approximately $2.3 million in REAP funds for regional and local housing planning activities to accelerate housing production and facilitate compliance in implementing the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation. This is a historic program allocating the first ever regional funding for planning activities related to housing, which will be utilized by SJCOG and local agencies for housing planning purposes, as well as to advance regional housing priorities.

Infographic of SJCOG Housing Priorities

Starting on February 26, 2021, local jurisdictions may submit applications to SJCOG for their respective allocation of REAP funds through June 30, 2021.  Please refer to the final SJCOG REAP Guidelines Packet for information about eligible activities and how to apply.

Background

In the 2019-20 Budget Act, Governor Newsom allocated $250 million for all regions, cities, and counties to do their part by prioritizing planning activities that accelerate housing production to meet identified needs of every community. With this allocation, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) established the Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program (REAP) with $125 million to regions. REAP provides one-time grant funding to regional governments and regional entities and working groups. for planning activities that will accelerate housing production and facilitate compliance in implementing the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation. The San Joaquin Valley Regional Early Action Planning Committee for Housing (Committee), comprised of the eight Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPAs), is one of the working groups identified in statute. 

For more information, please visit the HCD’s website