SCRCOG is one of nine Councils of Governments (COGs) in Connecticut. For federally-mandated transportation planning purposes, several of the COGs, including SCRCOG, have been designated as Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).
What We Do
SCRCOG’s transportation responsibilities include administering a regional metropolitan transportation plan (MTP), developing a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), and developing the region’s Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP).
SCRCOG’s land use and environmental planning responsibilities include maintaining the South Central Region Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD), Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, Regional Affordable Housing Plan, and a Regional Geographic Information System (GIS) Program. Additionally, the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) reviews zoning regulations, subdivision applications, and land use changes that affect member municipalities.
SCRCOG’s municipal services programs promote efficiencies and cost-savings initiatives through regional energy conservation, finance, grants, information technology, public works, purchasing, and solid waste and recycling programs. Additionally, the Regional Purchasing Consortium functions as a supplemental procurement office and sponsors competitive bids and request for qualifications/proposals covering a wide range of products and services requested by member municipalities.