Rural Economic Action Plan Application Available August 26, 2022
The Oklahoma Legislature has appropriated funding for small, rural communities with populations under 6,999 called the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP). According to state legislation, the funds related to REAP projects are distributed through the 11 councils of government in the state, including ACOG.
During the 2022 Legislative Session, Oklahoma lawmakers allocated $30 million to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for the REAP program. In FY 2023, as the distributor of REAP funding for the Central Oklahoma region, ACOG will distribute an unprecedented $2.7 million to communities in Canadian, Cleveland, Logan, and Oklahoma counties.
In past years, there has been a maximum dollar amount a community can apply for – in FY 2023, ACOG is pleased to announce that there will be no maximum funding cap for REAP grants.
The 2023 REAP Grant Application is available to download beginning August 26, 2022. The grant deadline is October 28, 2022, at 4 p.m.
To receive 10 points on your REAP application, ACOG encourages communities to watch the ACOG REAP Tutorial online or RSVP to REAP Workshops held on September 6 and 8 at 2 p.m. at the ACOG office.
REAP grants require no match and may fund projects such as road and street construction or repair, drainage projects, rural highway improvements, county bridge construction or repair, industrial access road construction or repair, among other specific transportation projects.
REAP grants may include improvements in rural water quality, rural solid waste disposal or treatment, rural sanitary sewer construction or upgrades, provision of rural health care services (including emergency medical care), telecommunications improvements, projects that increase employment levels, and municipal energy distribution system improvements.
Project applications are reviewed by an advisory committee then approved by the ACOG Board of Directors.
Important REAP Dates
|REAP Applications Open||August 26, 2022|
|ACOG Staff assistance to applicants & REAP Tutorial on website||August 26-October 27, 2022|
|REAP In-Person Workshops||September 6 and 8 @ 2:00 p.m. at ACOG office|
|REAP Application Submission DEADLINE||October 28, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.|
|Review of Applications by ACOG staff||November 2022|
|ACOG Board of Directors Selection & Approval of REAP Grants||December 15, 2022|
|Award Letters Sent to Approved REAP Applicants||December 16-31, 2022|
|Acceptance fo REAP Grant by Selected Entities||January – February 2023|
|Contracts Between ACOG & Funded Entities Are Distributed*||June – July 2023|
*Contracts will not be distributed until ACOG receives its full funding. Entities cannot obligate or expend any funds until after the applicant receives a signed copy of their contract and a Notice to Proceed letter from ACOG.
Community & Economic Development Team
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