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.

RFP/RFQ – SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Implementation Project:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments is seeking qualifications and proposals from firms to prepare a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Implementation Project consisting of two parts:

  1. A land use, zoning, and transportation study in the Town of Groton in the vicinity of Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE New London).
  2. A regional analysis and long-range plan to accommodate growth and address compatibility issues related to the anticipated expansion of submarine shipbuilding in southeastern Connecticut, specifically in the areas of housing and transportation.

Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in planning, land use, zoning, housing, transportation, and economic development; experience with JLUS implementation projects is desirable. Statements of Qualifications and Project Proposals must be received by SCCOG no later than Friday, August 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Statements received after this deadline will not be considered.

Request for Qualifications/Proposals

State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to Address Region’s Planners:

On July 19, 2018, at 9 a.m., SCCOG staff will host a session by Ms. Mary Dunne from the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Ms. Dunne is the Certified Local Government and Grants Coordinator at SHPO. She will present an overview of SHPO’s role in local historic preservation, as well as the technical and financial (i.e. grant opportunities) resources available to municipalities.

Please RSVP to Amanda Kennedy if you are planning to attend.

Miracle League presentation given at SCCOG meeting:

Mr. Dave Putnam (Town of East Lyme Parks and Recreation Director) gave a presentation on the Miracle League of Southeastern Connecticut, at the June 20th SCCOG meeting.


Special Transportation Fund (STF)- Department of Transportation Operating and Capital Budget Impacts: 

Commissioner James Redeker, of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, addressed the SCCOG and SEAT boards of directors in a joint meeting, January 17, 2018, regarding the State’s Special Transportation Fund (STF).

The Commissioner’s presentation may be viewed HERE.

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments Shared Services Opportunity Study:

The Southeastern Connecticut Shared Services Opportunity Study documents current examples of shared services by the twenty-two SCCOG-member communities, identifies new opportunities for sharing, evaluates potential costs and benefits, and outlines necessary steps for implementation of shared services.

Final Report

Presentation to COG members (1/17/18)

Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments
5 Connecticut Avenue | Norwich, Connecticut 06360
Phone: 860.889.2324 | Fax: 860.889.1222 | E-mail: