REAP 2.0

Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) 2.0 is a flexible program that accelerates progress toward our state housing goals and climate commitments through a strengthened partnership between the state, its regions, and local entities. Goals include:

  • Accelerating infill housing development
  • Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)
  • Increasing housing supply at all affordability levels
  • Affirmatively furthering fair housing
  • Facilitating the implementation of adopted regional and local plans 

Throughout 2022, SANDAG has conducted outreach to various stakeholders to support the development of the complete REAP 2.0 application that is due to the Housing and Community Development (HCD) by December 2022.

In addition, SANDAG has developed the REAP 2.0 Framework that describes our proposed efforts through the program, helping implement the 2021 Regional Plan. Proposed efforts include:

  • Housing Acceleration Program for local jurisdictions: planning and capital grants, technical assistance, and data resources
  • Affordable Housing Development: regional housing trust funding and coordination on additional grant opportunities for affordable housing
  • Transit Agency Partnership: advancing transit-oriented development
  • Tribal Partnership: complementing housing programs on tribal lands 

Through the REAP 2.0 program, approximately $510 million will flow directly to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs); $30 million is set aside for eligible entities in smaller counties in non-MPO regions and for tribal entities; and $30 million is set aside for the Higher Impact Transformative allocation for all eligible entities (i.e., city, county, transit agency, tribal entity, etc.).  

SANDAG is set to receive approximately $43 million in grant formula funding through REAP 2.0.

For more information, please contact: Allison Wood, 619.699.1900,

Board of Directors: 02/25/2022 

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