Regional Early Action Planning Grant Programs

Regional Early Action Planning is a state of California funded grant program to help regions and jurisdictions with planning activities to meet the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and accelerate affordable housing production. 

REAP 1.0

Assembly Bill (AB) 101 established the REAP 1.0 grant program to accelerate housing production and facilitate compliance in implementing the sixth cycle of the RHNA in response to the state’s housing crisis.

REAP provides one-time grant funding to regional governments and multiagency working groups.

The San Joaquin Valley region, consisting of Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties, convened to create a multiagency working group called the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) REAP Committee, which is eligible for up to $18.975 million in funding. The REAP 1.0 funds can be used for technical assistance, establishing housing trust funds, RHNA/Housing Element planning, infrastructure planning, feasibility studies, staffing and consulting needs, and other eligible uses.

For more information, please visit the San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies at

REAP 2.0

REAP 2.0 was established as a part of state AB 140 for the fiscal year 2021-22 budget and provides funding to Metropolitan Planning Organizations to develop a program that addresses housing and climate goals. REAP 2.0 is being administered by 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).

The REAP 2.0 program focuses on 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.

For more information, please visit HCD at

StanCOG is developing an application for REAP 2.0, which funds projects to address the need for more affordable housing and to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gases.

To support the development of the application, StanCOG is gathering input on what housing and transportation needs, challenges, or opportunities exist in the Stanislaus region.


REAP 2.0 Program Framework

StanCOG has released a Draft Regional Early Action Planning (REAP 2.0) Program Framework for a 21-day public review and comment period in anticipation of submitting a grant application for REAP 2.0 funding by the application closing date of December 31, 2022. 


English Version of the Draft Framework

The English Version of the Draft Framework was released for public review and comment on StanCOG’s website on November 17, 2022 and can be accessed via the following link. 


Reap 2.0 Framework Draft


Comments to the English version are due to StanCOG by 5 pm on December 8, 2022.

Please submit your comments by email or regular mail. 

Comments submitted by email should sent to the attention of Hazel Choi, Assistant Planner, using the following email address:

Comments submitted by regular mail should be sent using the following street address:

Attn: Hazel Choi, Assistant Planner 

Stanislaus Council of Governments 

1111 I Street, Suite 308 

Modesto, CA 95354

Spanish Version of the Draft Framework

La versión inicial del Draft Framework (Marco Metodológico) en español se publicó para su lectura y recepción de comentarios del público en el sitio virtual de StanCOG el 21 de noviembre de 2022 y se puede acceder a través del siguiente enlace.

Los comentarios a la versión en español deben recibirse por el StanCOG antes de las 5 p.m. del 12 de diciembre de 2022.

Puede someter sus comentarios por correo electrónico o por correo postal.

Los comentarios por correo electrónico deben dirigirse a la atención de Hazel Choi, Asistente de Planificación, al siguiente correo electrónico: 

Los comentarios sometidos por correo postal deben enviarse a la siguiente dirección:

Attn: Hazel Choi, Assistant Planner 

Stanislaus Council of Governments 

1111 I Street, Suite 308 

Modesto, CA 95354


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