REAP 2 (Green Means Go)

Overview

REAP 2 – Green Means Go Funding
Live Call for Projects: Applications due Oct 27 in Planning & Capital categories

REAP 2 (officially, the Regional Early Action Planning Grants of 2021) is a statewide investment in support of implementing the goals and objectives of adopted regional plans. The SACOG board has directed the six-county Sacramento region’s share of the statewide REAP 2 funds towards a new Green Means Go funding program.

The Green Means Go funding program aims to catalyze infill development that improves housing affordability through non-transportation infrastructure and planning activities in locally adopted Green Zones.

Staff has released a revised set of program guidelines for the 2022 Green Means Go funding round, conducted a call for projects in the Early Activation category, and has a live call for projects in the Planning and Capital categories.

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Planning and Capital Categories Application
Applications due Oct 27

SACOG has released the call for projects for the Planning (Category B) and Capital (Category C) categories of the 2022 Green Means Go funding program. Together, the categories will award approx. $31 million in grant funds for efforts that help accelerate infill housing that improves housing affordability. Applications in each category are due Oct 27th, 2022.

There are three required components of the Capital category submittal:

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Revised Green Means Go funding program guidelines

SACOG has released a revised set of program guidelines for the 2022 Green Means Go funding round. Green Means Go aims to catalyze infill residential development that improves housing affordability through non-transportation infrastructure investments and planning activities in locally-adopted Green Zones.

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Draft Green Means Go funding program guidelines
Guideline comments period closed May 20, 2022

SACOG released the draft guidelines for the 2022 Green Means Go funding program. Green Means Go will award $34 million to non-transportation projects within the SACOG region that accelerate infill housing in locally-adopted Green Zones.

The draft guidelines for this funding lay out program objectives, schedule, eligibility, and criteria. The guidelines were open for comment through May 20, 2022.

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Green Zone Corridors for Free ULI Housing Workshop in Fall
Nominations closed on April 25, 2022

SACOG is pleased to be partnering with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Terwilliger Center for Housing to bring out a set of national experts this fall for an advisory services panel workshop. A panel of local and national experts in the fields of infill development, infrastructure, finance, and real estate will be in the region for a week-long workshop. The panel will provide technical assistance to two corridor/project areas within the SACOG region relating to Green Means Go.

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Funding Overview Webinar

Funding Overview Webinar
for Local Government Agencies

On March 1, 2022, SACOG board leadership and SACOG staff provided a preliminary overview of the expected Green Means Go funding program to a virtual audience of local government agencies. This included the overall program timeline, the definition and role of Green Zones, the general types of projects and sponsors that are eligible, potential evaluation criteria, and how to stay involved in the process.