The total census response rate for Alabama was 99.9%.  Self-response rates were up across our region from the 2010 census.   

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 include economic development and recovery plans, comprehensive plans, downtown revitalization plans and area plans (i.e. neighborhood, corridor, etc.),  Other projects include assistance with urban design solutions, subdivision regulations, and zoning ordinances to help guide the future growth and development of our region. View a sample of recent projects by selecting the title below.

Falkville Downtown Improvement Plan                   Hanceville Downtown Improvement Plan

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Community Development

NARCOG provides our communities with a variety of community development and technical assistance with this flexible program including planning, project development, and grant application assistance.

Recent Projects include: TrinityZoningMap 031918 36x48

Trinity Zoning Map

Economic Development

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.  

View a copy of our plan - 5 Forward 2018-2022 here.  

CEDS 2018 Annual Performance Report 

CEDS 2019 Annual Performance Report 

CEDS 2020 Draft Annual Performance Report - Public comments accepted through October 18, 2020.  Submit comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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View Final Plan - Courtland Economic Development and Recovery Program

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The agency also assists with obtaining grants and loans to improve the quality of life of the people who live within our region.


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 educational programs and equipment.

CDBG COVID-19 Grant Funds - Quick guide to Community Development Block Grant eligible activities to support infectious disease response.





Post Office Box C
Decatur, Alabama 35602


216 Jackson Street SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601


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