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Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)

Conf. Date:

09/10/20

Deadline Date:

10/31/20 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to central Oklahoma local government entities to make infrastructure improvements in rural communities. Funding is intended for projects to build or improve streets, bridges, roads in industrial areas, highways in remote areas, drainage works, and various other eligible transportation projects. Government agencies in Canadian, Cleveland, Logan, and Oklahoma Counties are eligible.

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
  7. Provision of health care services
  8. Construction or improvement of telecommunication facilities or systems
  9. Improvement of municipal energy distribution systems
  10. Community buildings, courthouses, town halls, senior nutrition centers, meeting rooms or similar public facilities

For more information about these categories, see: http://www.acogok.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2021-REAP-Economic-Action-Plant-Grant-application_July2020_Digital_Fillout.pdf#page=12

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148923

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant size is $100,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be qualified government entities.

Ineligible projects include activities not encompassed within the statutory categories and not meeting the statutory population thresholds and include:
- Consumable goods and office supplies
- Personnel costs
- Park projects including park maintenance equipment (except community centers and similar public facilities located in parks which are eligible)
- Fairground projects (except community centers and similar public facilities located in fairgrounds which are eligible)
- Mowers and lawn equipment
- Veterans memorials
- Codification of ordinances,
- Capital Improvement Plans (CIP)
- Comprehensive land use Plans
- Housing projects/programs (demolition, emergency repair, rehabilitation, and construction)
- County maintenance barns or any other district-wide projects for county commission districts with population of 7,000 or greater.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are required to attend one REAP workshop on September 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is October 31, 2020, 4:00 PM.

REAP Schedule:
- Mailing and distribution of REAP grant applications: July 2020
- ACOG assistance to applicants: July to October, 2020
- REAP application workshop: August 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
or
- REAP application workshop: September 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
- Deadline for application submission: October 31, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
- Review of applications by ACOG: November and December 2020
- Board of Directors’ selection and approval of REAP grants: December 17, 2020
- REAP applications due to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce: December 31, 2020
- Acceptance of grants by selected entities: January and February 2021
- Contracts between ACOG and funded entities are distributed: June and July 2021

Contact Information:

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

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact:

Matthew Weaver
405-234-2264 ext. 140
mweaver@acogok.org

Margaret Reynolds
405-234-2264
mreynolds@acogok.org

Mail or hand-deliver completed application to the following address:

(ACOG)
Attn: Matthew Weaver, CED Manager
REAP Program
4205 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma: Central Region - Canadian, Cleveland, Logan, and Oklahoma Counties

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