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Rural Economic Action Program (REAP)

The Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant program is a state program administered by INCOG to enhance the economic viability and development of the area's rural communities. The program was adopted by the State Legislature in 1996.

Those communities and unincorporated areas with a population of 7,000 or less are eligible for project funding through grants distributed through an application process. Projects receiving funding should enhance economic development, promote intergovernmental cooperation, promote and enhance public health and safety, and/or implement regional or local plans.

INCOG's program consists of three funding set-asides: Community Development projects, Transportation, and matching funds for the CDBG-REAP program offered through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC).  Funds from the REAP account will be spent on projects as awarded by the INCOG Board of Directors based on an evaluation of the needs of the entity requesting funding considering growth, per capita income, population, fiscal capacity, and local effort.  Additionally, the merit of the application is evaluated based on cost effectiveness, health, safety and economic impacts, the degree to which the proposed project meets legislative intent, regional objectives, and the applicant’s readiness to proceed. 

Eligible Categories are:
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 area;
7. Provision of health care services, including emergency medical care in rural areas;
8. Construction or improvements of telecommunication facilities or systems;
9. Improvements of municipal energy distribution systems;
10. Community buildings, courthouses, town halls, senior nutrition centers, meeting rooms, or similar public facilities.

Click here for a list of the 2019 REAP recipients

For more information, contact:
Barbara Albritton, Rural Development Coordinator