Communities

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It's easy to respond and it only takes about 6 minutes.  You can call 844-330-2020 from 6am until 1am CST or you can go online to my2020census.gov.

Look for a reminder letter in the mail April 8 - 16th. It will include a paper questionnaire to complete if you have not already responded and prefer to mail it in.

The 2020 Census is important to our communities in many ways including the funding of federal programs that provide resources and benefits to individuals we serve.  Here are a few resources about the importance of the upcoming Census and what it means to your community and Alabama.  You Count!  View the latest information on how our area, State and the nation is responding here.

Fact Sheet - How the Census Invites Everyone to Participate

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 

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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.

Grants

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.

 

CONTACT US

256-355-4515
800-682-8604

MAILING ADDRESS

Post Office Box C
Decatur, Alabama 35602

VISIT US

216 Jackson Street SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601

OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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