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2019 Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant

Grants to Central Oklahoma Government Entities for
Infrastructure Improvements in Small, Rural Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)

Conf. Date:

09/06/18

Deadline Date:

10/31/18 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $55,000 to Oklahoma government entities to make infrastructure improvements in small, rural communities. Projects may include industrial access road construction or repair, road and street construction or repair, rural highway improvements, drainage projects, and county bridge construction or repair.

The Oklahoma Legislature has appropriated funding for small, rural communities with populations under 7,000 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.

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.

80 percent of REAP funds must be spent for projects appearing in these six categories listed below:
1. Rural water quality projects, including acquisition, treatment, distribution, and recovery of water for consumption by humans or animals or both
2. Rural solid waste disposal, treatment or similar projects
3. Rural sanitary sewer construction or improvement projects
4. Rural road or street construction or improvement projects
5. Provision of rural fire protection services and public safety services
6. Expenditures designed to increase the employment level within the jurisdiction of the entity

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148923

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is a $55,000 maximum for a single grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be qualified government entities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Through annual workshops held at ACOG offices, communities receive assistance in the development of projects and grant applications.

REAP application workshops will be held on August 2, 2018 and September 6, 2018.

Pre-Application Information:

EAP grants require no match.

2019 REAP Timeline
- Mailing and distribution of REAP grant applications: July 2018
- ACOG assistance to applicants: July to October 2018
- REAP application workshops: August 2, 2018 and September 6, 2018
- Deadline for application submission: October 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
- Review of applications by ACOG: November & December 2018
- Board of Directors’ selection and approval of REAP grants: December 14, 2018
- Acceptance of grants by selected Entities: January and February 2019
- CDBG/REAP applications due to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce: February 2019 (to be determined by ODOC)
- Contract between ACOG and Oklahoma Department Of Commerce: March 2019 funding agency
- Contracts between ACOG and funded entities are distributed*: June and July 2019

*Contracts will not be distributed until ACOG receives its full funding. Entities can not obligate or expend any funds until after the applicant receives a signed copy of their contract and a Release of Funds letter from ACOG. Construction projects cannot begin until also receiving a Notice to Proceed from ACOG.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Barbara Hurdman, Special Programs Officer
REAP, CDBG
405-234-2264
bhurdman@acogok.org

Jennifer McCollum, APR, Division Director
Public Relations and Community Development

Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)
4205 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma