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. SCCOG 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 providing regional services, which includes staffing assistance to local land use commissions and exploring additional avenues for cost savings and inter-municipal cooperation.
Duties assigned to Councils of Governments in Connecticut include establishing a plan of conservation and development for the region, assisting member municipalities, as well as State and other public and private agencies, and performing a variety of advisory review functions. SCCOG undertakes numerous of studies and initiatives each year, under the guidance of member municipalities.
Under Federal transportation law, SCCOG functions as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), responsible for coordinating transportation planning in southeastern Connecticut.
Regional and Other Services
In addition to its statutorily assigned duties, SCCOG’s functions include providing a basis for intergovernmental cooperation, aiding in the solution of regional issues, serving as a technical resource to its member municipalities, and providing a collective voice for the region.
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking a Recovery Coordinator, a senior staff position responsible for leading all aspects of the implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the SCCOG.
Desired qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration. or a related field, plus 5 years’ experience, or a Bachelors’ degree, plus 7 years’ experience.
This position will be filled for the period of time during which ARPA funding is made available to the SCCOG (anticipate through 6/30/2025).
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, in coordination with the Town of North Stonington and the Connecticut Department of Transportation, engaged engineering firm Tighe & Bond to complete a Corridor Study of Connecticut State Route 2 in North Stonington, from Holly Green to the rotary at CT-2 and CT-184. The study identifies bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly improvements designed to enhance safety, accommodate a broad range of users, and support regional livability. For more information, contact Kate Rattan, project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking the services of an on-call transportation engineer or transportation engineering firm. A Request for Qualifications, including preliminary scope of work, consulting requirements, and submission instructions may be found below or at www.seccog.org/rfpq. Qualification Statements must be received by SCCOG no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2021.
SCCOG and Connecticut Department of Transportation Solicit “Section 5310” Grant Program Applications:
SCCOG and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) are now soliciting applications for funding under the federal Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (“Section 5310”). The Section 5310 program provides federal funding for capital and operating expenses to improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Eligible applicants are public transit operators, municipalities, private non-profit organizations, and state governments.
Applications are due to both SCCOG and CT DOT by Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 4pm. The application is available below, and has also been posted to the state contracting portal: CTsource, via solicitation #2275. Please submit completed application to both Kate Rattan of SCCOG (email@example.com) and DOT.Section5310@ct.gov.