Regional Early Action Planning


SCAG was awarded $47 million in Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) funding from Assembly Bill (AB) 101 to provide housing planning and process improvement services to cities and counties. 

Subregional Partnership Program

SCAG is setting aside approximately $23 million, or 50 percent, of its REAP funding, for the Subregional Partnership Program, which is funding a call for projects from subregional partners. Subregional Projects are designed to augment and complement funds that were awarded to jurisdictions by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) pursuant to SB (Senate Bill) 2 Planning Grants and the Local Early Action Program (LEAP) and increase housing supply to meet the 6th Cycle RHNA. 

This subregional partnership approach creates a means for local efforts to align with SCAG’s regional plans and implement the broader goals of the Connect SoCal Plan. 

Download the REAP Subregional Partnership Program Guidelines 

Read the full Press Release: SCAG announces Subregional Partnership Program 

For more information about the subregional partnership program, contact: 

Ma’Ayn Johnson 
(213) 236-1975 


Call For Collaboration

Call for Collaboration ImageAbout the Program

In partnership with the California Community Foundation (CCF), SCAG is launching the Call for Collaboration program, which will fund the development of community-based policies and plans that help cities and counties reach 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) goals. The program aims to increase community involvement in local planning and housing initiatives by promoting community-driven, equitable growth strategies.

SCAG is dedicating $1 million of Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) state grant to combine with funds from CCF, the Irvine Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and other funding partners.


Leadership Academy

SCAG is in the process of developing a series of trainings that will support elected officials in moving forward a pro-housing development agenda. The trainings will build off a training that PlaceWorks, CalCOG and ILG are developing, with the goal of educating participants on barriers to housing production and best practices in housing advocacy, coalition building and equitable housing development.