Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a public agency with representatives from twenty-two towns, cities, and boroughs, formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide range of issues. The Council was organized in October of 1992, taking over the mission of the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (SCRPA), which had been in existence since January 1961.

Primary focus areas of SCCOG are: Regional Planning, which includes producing studies and plans that affect the responsible development of the region; Transportation Planning and prioritization of State and Federal transportation funding, as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); and Regional Services, which includes staffing assistance to local land use commissions and exploring additional avenues for cost savings and inter-municipal cooperation.

For more information about SCCOG, including membership and committee information, see the About page. For member municipality web links, see the bottom of this page.

Transportation Project Solicitation – Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP):

SCCOG is accepting applications for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), through April 19th. TAP funds are used for bicycle, pedestrian, and transit enhancements.

SCCOG is apportioned $1.18M in funding of FFY2021 – FFY2025. Successful applications will meet eligibility criteria, cost a minimum of $500,000, and have a local cash match of at least 20%.

SCCOG will hold an informational meeting for municipal staff on March 8th, 2pm, at SCCOG offices. R.S.V.P to Kate Rattan – Krattan@seccog.org.

Solicitation Memo – SCCOG

Solicitation Letter – CT DOT

2016 TAP Federal Guidance

CT Surface Transportation Block Grant Program form

2021 TAP Cost-estimate Template

CT DOT 2017 Cost Estimating Guidelines

Public Comment Period and Public Hearing – Draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP):

A public comment period for the Draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) will begin February 8, 2019 and end March 12th. SCCOG will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 27th at 5pm, located at SCCOG Offices: 5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, CT. Please submit written comments by mail to SCCOG offices (address above) or by email to office@seccog.org. 

The MTP is a policy document with a 25-year horizon, which sets priorities for Federal transportation funding in southeastern Connecticut. The MTP studies existing conditions and transportation needs, and makes recommendations for transportation improvements through the year 2045. The MTP is updated every four years.

Draft MTP as of February 8, 2019

Air Quality Conformity Resolution

Regional Transportation Conformity Report

Conformity Determination Report

SCCOG Holds Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Implementation Project Public Workshop:

On January 29, SCCOG held an public workshop at the Groton Public Library to gain input a study that will identify and plan for housing and transportation demand related to SUBASE New London and General Dynamics Electric Boat.

Meeting materials and presentation (JLUS Implementation Website)

Five Southeastern Connecticut Municipalities Earn Community Connectivity Program Grants:

Colchester, Montville, New London, Norwich, and Sprague were awarded grants under the CT DOT Community Connectivity Program. Community Connectivity grants are used for capital projects that improve bicycle and pedestrian safety.

  • Colchester: Town Green Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project, $397,030.00.
  • Montville: Route 32/163 Intersection Improvement, $378,000.00.
  • New London: Connectivity Improvements at Governor Winthrop Boulevard, Water Street, and Ferry Street (signals, sidewalks, crosswalks), $399,901.00.
  • Norwich: Franklin Square Safety Improvements (roundabout), $400,000.00.
  • Sprague: Shetucket River Nature Style Walkway, $400,000.00.

Press Release

Community Connectivity Program page

Public Workshop – SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Implementation Project:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is conducting a study to identify and plan for future demands across the region for housing and transportation related to expanded activities at Electric Boat and SUBASE New London. Please join us to learn about the study and share your ideas.

Meeting information:
January 29, 2019 – snow date: Jan. 30
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Groton Public Library
52 Newtown Road, Groton

Meeting Flyer

Project Website

SCCOG 2019 Legislative Agenda:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments has adopted the following legislative agenda for the year 2019.

2019 Legislative Agenda

Recommendations of the SCCOG Task Force to Analyze the Municipal Tax Impact of Non-profit Agencies:

In 2018, a Task Force of the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments was established to explore solutions to ease the impact of non-profit agencies on municipal Net Grand Lists and expenses. 

Among the Task Force participants were municipal chief elected officials/managers, municipal assessors, non-profit agency executives, a hospital representative, a representative of a private college, and SCCOG staff.

Final Report

SCCOG Embarks on Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Study:

SCCOG staff, with consultants from AECOM, are leading a planning process that will assess existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and identify gaps and future needs in pedestrian and bicycle networks. This study period will run through June 2019.

The study team is seeking input from constituents with an interest in bicycle and pedestrian transportation to drive planning recommendations.

Southeastern Connecticut Regional Bike & Pedestrian Plan website

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
5 Connecticut Avenue | Norwich, Connecticut 06360
Phone: 860.889.2324 | Fax: 860.889.1222 | E-mail: office@seccog.org