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REAP Application Packaging Instructions
The applicant is applying to the Department of Housing and Community Development
(Department) for a grant authorized under the Regional Early Action Planning Grants (REAP)
provisions pursuant to Health and Safety Code Sections 50515 through 50515.05, specifically
section 50515.02 governing allocations to councils of governments and other regional entities.
The REAP program grant recipients shall use each allocation to increase housing planning and
accelerate housing production, including preparing, adopting, and implementing plans that
streamline housing approvals, facilitate compliance with the sixth cycle Regional Housing Needs
Allocation (RHNA), activities, infrastructure planning and financing that will accelerate housing
production. Please refer to the REAP Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for detailed
information on eligible activities, applicants, and awards. If you have questions regarding this
application or REAP, email EarlyActionPlanning@hcd.ca.gov.
If approved for funding, the REAP application shall be incorporated as part of the Grantee’
Standard Agreement with the Department. In order to be considered for funding, all sections of
this application, including attachments and exhibits if required, must be complete and accurate.
Pursuant to Section M of the NOFA, all applicants must submit a complete, signed, original
application package and an electronic copy on CD or USB flash drive (applicants may also email
a copy of the application to EarlyActionPlanning@hcd.ca.gov) to the Department postmarked by
January 31, 2021 with the following:
o A complete, signed, original application.
o A fully executed resolution authorizing application for, and receipt of, REAP funds (template
available as a download on REAP webpage).
o A fully executed Government Agency Taxpayer ID Form (available as a download on REAP
o Sample invoice for grant amount (template available as a download on REAP webpage).
o Any applicable supporting documentation (e.g., scope of work, project timelines, etc.).
Pursuant to Section M of the REAP 2020 NOFA, the application package must be postmarked
on or before January 31, 2021, and received by the Department at the following address:
Department of Housing and Community Development
Division of Housing Policy Development
Regional Early Action Grant Program/REAP
2020 West El Camino Ave, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95833