Fresno Council of Governments is embarking on development of the guidelines and scoring criteria for the Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) 2.0 program, which grants the Fresno County region approximately $13 million to help implement the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) through projects that further affordable housing and help reduce vehicle miles traveled. While these State-provided funds enjoy considerable flexibility, they must be used on “transformative” projects that achieve multiple strategies in the SCS.
Fresno COG staff is beginning its outreach process among its closest stakeholders – those who know the SCS best – to determine the goals, objectives, guidelines and metrics that will ultimately be included in a call for projects and the scoring criteria used to rank applications. This outreach effort will expand to the general public through different meeting and survey instruments as time and funding allows. The timeline afforded to us is very short, as outreach to stakeholders and the community must be complete and project selection methodology submitted by December 31, 2022. Therefore, we invite you to join us for a program overview and discussion on November 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm Via Zoom webinar to begin this important process and help us achieve these important regional goals for a vision we collectively share. We estimate the REAP 2.0 call-for-projects to commence in early 2023.
Again, the focus group will be held:
November 9, 2022
Via Zoom webinar – Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Language translation and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations:
Representatives or individuals with disabilities should contact Fresno COG at (559) 233-4148, at least 3 days in advance, to request auxiliary aids and/or translation services necessary to participate in the public meeting / public hearing. If Fresno COG is unable to accommodate an auxiliary aid or translation request for a public hearing, after receiving proper notice, the hearing will be continued on a specified date when accommodations are available.
Feel free to share the webinar link widely as part of our broader outreach efforts. Additional public meetings will be scheduled. The schedule will be available on Fresno COG’s website calendar at this link. All comments will be recorded and considered.