Regional Early Action Planning Grants of 2021

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REAP 2.0 seeks to accelerate progress towards our state housing goals and climate commitments through a strengthened partnership between the state, its regions, and local entities to collectively accelerate infill development that facilitates housing supply, choice, and affordability while reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and advancing equity.


The Regional Early Action Planning Grant of 2021 (REAP 2.0) is a collaborative effort between the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), iOffice of Planning and Research (OPR), the Strategic Growth Council (SGC), and the State Air Resources Board (CARB). REAP 2.0 funding will be released in three separate allocations: (1) MPO Direct Allocation, (2) Tribal and Rural Allocation and (3) Higher Impact Transformative Allocation. The (1) MPO Direct Allocation and is released concurrently with the (2) Tribal and Rural Allocation NOFA. The (3) Higher Impact Transformative Allocation NOFA is anticipated at a later time in 2022. The intended purpose is to fund transformative planning and implementation activities that meet housing and equity goals, reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and advance implementation of the region’s Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) or Alternative Planning Strategy, as applicable. The MPO Direct Allocation will be an over the counter process while the Tribal and Rural and Higher Impact Transformative allocation will be competitive process. All applications are due by December 31, 2022. Eligible uses range a variety of planning and implementation activities generally related to:

i. Accelerating Infill Development that facilitates Housing supply, choice, and affordability through various planning programs, services, or Capital Expendituresii. Realizing Multimodal Communities through programs, plans, and implementation actionsiii. Shifting travel behavior by reducing driving through programs, ordinances, funds, and other mechanisms, andiv. Increasing transit ridership through funding, implementation actions, and planning

Keys words: Housing, Equity, Climate Change, Vehicle Miles Traveled, Sustainable Communities Strategies, Infrastructure, Tribal, Rural, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional, Transit Oriented Development


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Spring 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
through Jun 30, 2026

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Paul McDougal, 1-916-263-7420,