FAQ: PDA/REAP Grants & Accessing ABAG/MTC’s Regional Planning Consulting Bench

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) receives funding from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), like the Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) grant, that are then used to support local jurisdictions in their planning efforts.

The Frequently Asked Questions: PDA/REAP Grants & Accessing the Regional Planning Consulting Bench (PDF) answer questions about grants made by ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to Bay Area jurisdictions under the following programs:

  • Regional Early Action Planning (REAP) 
  • Priority Development Area (PDA) Planning 
  • PDA Technical Assistance (PDA TA)

Topics include:

  • REAP grants
  • PDA grants
  • Regional planning bench
  • ABAG/MTC administration of contracts
  • Online platforms

If your question is not answered in this document, email HousingTA@BayAreaMetro.gov to have it answered directly.

This document supersedes all prior FAQs.