SERVICES FOR COMMUNITIES
Regional and Community Planning
NARCOG provides regional and community planning services which improve the quality of life of the people who live in our region. These planning services can include economic development and recovery plans, comprehensive plans, downtown revitalization plans, area plans (i.e. neighborhood, corridor, etc.), urban design solutions, subdivision regulation, and zoning ordinances to help guide the future growth and development of our region.
NARCOG provides our communities with a variety of community development and technical assistance with this flexible program including planning, project development and grants.
NARCOG provides economic development planning and technical assistance to our communities to create and retain jobs through the formulation of economic development goals, strategies, and projects in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region, obtaining grants, and loans to improve the quality of life of the people who live in our region. NARCOG is currently finalizing the CEDS that will carry us through the next four years. A draft copy is available for review and public comment until September 30, 2017.
Rural Transportation Planning
NARCOG provides transportation planning for our communities in the rural areas of the region outside of the Decatur Metropolitan Area. Our rural transportation program enhances the movement of people goods and services by providing a cooperative planning forum for community leaders and transportation providers to have an open dialogue with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials on the status of projects and transportation related issues and projects in our region. For more information about the Rural Planning Organization (RPO), interactive maps, news, and documents please Click Here.
NARCOG provides technical assistance to our communities in the preparation, submission, and management of a variety of grants through our community and economic development and rural transportation planning programs. Some examples include grants for infrastructure, such as water, sewer, stormwater drainage, sidewalks, trails, etc., and community facilities, such as parks, fire stations, community centers, senior centers, and education programs and equipment, and planning.
SERVICES FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
Small Business Loan Fund
NARCOG operates a Small Business Loan Fund program to provide gap financing for start-up and expanding businesses and industries that will result in job creation and/or retention, leverage private sector investments, and reduce unemployment in our region. Learn more about our MicroLoans. To learn more about our Traditional Loans, click here.
Loan Application Packet - Click Here