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File #: 23-1286    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/23/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/25/2023 Final action: 7/25/2023
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Services Division, Long Range Planning Unit staff, recommending the Board authorize the Planning and Building Department Director to execute Amendment I to Memorandum of Understanding 220007 with Sacramento Area Council of Governments for the Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program extending the term of the agreement by nine and half months, through May 15, 2024, with no change to grant award amount. FUNDING: California Department of Housing and Community Development Local Government Planning Support Grants Program, Regional Early Action Planning Grants and Discretionary Transient Occupancy Tax.
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, 2. B - SACOG REAP MOU Amend I, 3. C - SACOG REAP MOU Original
Related files: 22-0727, 21-1338, 20-1320, 21-0502
Title
Planning and Building Department, Planning Services Division, Long Range Planning Unit staff, recommending the Board authorize the Planning and Building Department Director to execute Amendment I to Memorandum of Understanding 220007 with Sacramento Area Council of Governments for the Regional Early Action Planning Grant Program extending the term of the agreement by nine and half months, through May 15, 2024, with no change to grant award amount.

FUNDING: California Department of Housing and Community Development Local Government Planning Support Grants Program, Regional Early Action Planning Grants and Discretionary Transient Occupancy Tax.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
California Assembly Bill 101 established the Local Government Planning Support Grants Program to provide regions and jurisdictions with one-time funding to establish priorities that increase housing planning and accelerate housing production. The State’s Local Government Planning Support Grants Program will bring almost $14 million to the region for housing planning related activities. Under this program, the funding going directly to regions is called the Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) program. The REAP program funding is available to the County through Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) as the regional Council of Governments.

The REAP program funds must be used to increase housing planning and accelerate housing production through an improved Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) methodology established by SACOG, provide technical assistance to cities and counties, and support local efforts to accelerate housing production.

The SACOG Board approved a plan for the REAP funds that include a non-competitive grant program to distribute REAP funds to local jurisdictions based on their Cycle 6 RHNA. Based on SACOG's RHNA formula, El Dorado County is eligible for a second round of REAP funding of up to $90,000 to assist with development of an Affordable Housing Inc...

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