Regional Early Action Planning


The Local Government Planning Support Grants Program (AB 101) was established to provide regions and jurisdictions with one‐time grant funding for planning activities to meet the sixth cycle of the regional housing needs assessment, and to spur affordable housing production.  A total of $18,975,323 in Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) grant funds is available to the eight San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies.

The San Joaquin Valley Regional Early Action Committee for Housing (SJV REAP Committee), created by statue, will help guide the REAP planning efforts for the valley. The SJV REAP Committee consist of 24 members of the San Joaquin Valley regional planning agencies, cities, counties and community members.  The SJV REAP Committee meets two to four times a year.  The San Joaquin Valley Regional Planning Agencies’ Directors’ Committee will also advise the SJV REAP program implementation process.

The Fresno Council of Governments is the fiscal agent for this regional effort.  There are three primary work areas for this effort:

(1) RHNA (regional housing needs assessments) – Developing an improved methodology for the distribution of the sixth cycle regional housing need assessment.

(2) Suballocations to Jurisdictions – Providing grants to accelerate housing production in a way that aligns with state planning priorities, housing, transportation, equity, and climate goals.

(3) Valleywide Work Efforts – Conducting a comprehensive housing report, regional planning and coordination, program implementation, technical assistance, and other activities as stated in the application for funding.

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Kern County   Kings County   Fresno County   Madera County
Supervisor Zack Scrivner, County of Kern (County Rep. and Kern COG Board Member)   Supervisor Doug Verboon, County of Kings (County Rep. and KCAG Board Member)   Supervisor Steve Brandau, County of Fresno (County Rep)   Supervisor Robert Poythress, County of Madera (County Rep. and MCTC Board Member)
Councilmember Bob Smith, City of Bakersfield (Large City Rep. and Chairman of Kern COG)   Vice-Mayor Diane Sharp, City of Hanford (Large City Rep.)   Mayor Lee Brand, City of Fresno (Large City Representative and Fresno COG Board Member)   Mayor Santos Garcia, City of Madera (Large City Rep.)
Councilmember Cathy Prout, City of Shafter (Small City Rep.)   Mayor Alvaro Preciado, City of Avenal (Small City Rep.)   CHAIR – Vice Mayor Gary Yep, City of Kerman (Small City Representative and Fresno COG Board Member)   Council Member Diana Palmer, City of Chowchilla (Small City Rep.)
Merced County   San Joaquin County   Stanislaus County   Tulare County
VICE CHAIR – Supervisor Lloyd Pareira, County of Merced (County Rep. and MCAG Board Member)   Supervisor Chuck Winn, County of San Joaquin (County Rep. and SJ COG Board Member)   Supervisor Vito Chiesa, County of Stanislaus (County Rep. and StanCOG Board Member)   Supervisor Eddie Valero, County of Tulare (County Rep. and TCAG Board Member)
Mayor Matt Serratto, City of Merced (Large City Representative)   Vice Mayor Dan Wright, City of Stockton (Large City Rep.)   Bill O’Brien, private citizen representing Larger City (formerly served County BOS, StanCOG Board and SJV Policy Council)   Councilmember Frankie Alves, City of Exeter (Small City Rep.)
Mayor April Hogue, City of Dos Palos (Small City Representative)   Councilmember Gary Singh, City of Manteca (Small City Rep.)   Anthony Canella, private citizen representing Small Cities (former Senator)   Mayor Martha Flores, City of Porterville (Large City Rep.)