Alabama Association of Regional Councils (AARC)

Alabama Association of Regional Councils
5900 Carmichael Place
Montgomery, AL 36117

Phone: 334-277-2221
Fax: 334-277-3899
Website: www.alarc.org; info@alarc.org

The Alabama Association of Regional Councils is composed of twelve regional councils.  The regional councils provide services to local governments, such as securing grant and loan assistance for community projects and services.  The range of services for funding goes beyond writing a grant application.  In many cases, tasks include: Advising local governments on the type of project to undertake, providing information on the current availability of funds, providing statistical data, and managing compliance reporting.  Regional councils routinely prepare applications for submission to the Appalachian Regional Commission; State of Alabama Community Development Block Grant Program; Economic Development Administration; Department of Housing and Urban Development; USDA- Rural Development; Environmental Protection Agency; and the Small Business Administration.

The Regional Councils

Region 1, Northwest Alabama Council of Governments

Region 2, West Alabama Regional Commission

Region 3, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

Region 4, East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission

Region 5, South Central Alabama Development Commission

Region 6, Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission

Region 7, Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission

Region 8, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission

Region 9, Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission

Region 10, Lee Russell Council of Governments

Region 11, North Central Alabama Council of Governments

Region 12, Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments

Resource Type: Community Development, Economic Development, Environmental, Grant Writing, Planning, Resources, Revitalization, Small Business