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Grants to Oklahoma Agencies in Eligible Counties for Infrastructure Improvements in Rural Communities

Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Grant


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Funding Source
Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Oklahoma: Central Region - Canadian, Cleveland, Logan, and Oklahoma Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/27/23 4:00 PM - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Oklahoma local government entities in eligible counties for infrastructure improvements that benefit rural communities. Funding is intended for a range of capital projects including, but not limited to sanitary sewer and waste disposal projects, fire protection services, health care services, telecommunications, and public buildings. Eligible applicants are located in Canadian, Cleveland, Logan, and Oklahoma counties. Only capital-related or non-administrative expenditures, such as preliminary engineering studies or architectural plans tied to a specific project or seeking additional funding, are allowed.

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 the first six categories listed below:

  1. Rural water quality projects
  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 eligible costs, see the following link:


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) Program purpose is to provide funding for small, rural communities with populations under 7,000 in ACOG’s service area, Central Oklahoma.

Proposed projects for unincorporated areas must secure a qualified governmental entity as their grant applicant. The REAP statutes allow projects to be performed only by counties, municipalities, or councils of government. In addition, counties, municipalities, and councils of government must perform the project themselves through their purchasing procedures. They cannot simply transfer the funds to another entity for them to perform the project.

No planning or promotional activities will be funded; however, project-related engineering expenses will be considered eligible expenses. No grant writing or administration fees will be funded.

For information about ineligible projects, see:

Pre-Proposal Conference
To receive 10 points on your REAP application, ACOG encourages communities to attend the REAP Workshops held on September 12 and 21 at 2 p.m. at the ACOG office.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: October 27, 2023, 4 P.M.

REAP Schedule:
- REAP Applications Open: August 28, 2023
- REAP Application Submission Deadline: October 27, 2023 @ 4:00 p.m.
- REAP In-Person Workshops: September 12 and 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at ACOG
- Review of Applications by ACOG staff: November 2023
- ACOG Board of Directors’ selection and approval of REAP Grants: November 16, 2023
- Award letters sent to approved REAP applicants: January 16-31, 2024
- Acceptance of REAP Grant by selected entities: January and February 2024
- Contracts between ACOG and funded entities are distributed*: Spring & Summer 2024

An entity may submit a maximum of three (3) applications per grant cycle, however, only one project per category per applicant will be funded (for counties, only one project per category per district). Applications that were unfunded from the previous year may be resubmitted for consideration using the current year’s application form.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Contact Information
Mail or hand-deliver completed application to:
Attn: Matthew Weaver, CED Manager
REAP Program
4205 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact:
Maria DeLoera at (405) 234-2264 ext. 167,

or Christopher Bluth at (405) 234-2264 ext. 122,

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