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. SCCOG is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation within southeastern Connecticut. SCCOG membership also includes the Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket-Pequot Tribes (affiliate, non-voting members), CT Department of Transportation (non-voting), and Southeast Area Transit (SEAT, votes on MPO matters).

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 include staffing assistance to local land use commissions and exploring additional avenues for cost savings and inter-municipal cooperation.

Regional Planning

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 studies and initiatives each year, under the guidance of member municipalities.

Transportation Planning

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.


Utility Resilience Table Top Exercise RFP/Q

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is accepting statements of qualifications and scopes of services with associated fee proposal from qualified consulting firms and teams to develop, coordinate, conduct, and evaluate one or more Table Top Exercise(s) to test utility resilience at Submarine Base New London (SUBASE).

The Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) awarded SCCOG an Infrastructure Resilience Grant to fund this Table Top Exercise evaluation of SUBASE utility resilience. Qualified firms will have experience in the areas of emergency response modeling and exercise development, and knowledge of defense industries. The full Request for Qualifications and Proposals document can be found at the following link:

RFQ/P submissions are due August 20th by 4:00 PM.

New White Paper – Electric Vehicles

This report has been compiled by Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments to address the growing significance of electric vehicles (EVs) within the state and its implications for our communities. The purpose of this paper is to assist the COG and its member municipalities in identifying and supporting strategies for broader adoption of EVs across our region. This report addresses various aspects of EV deployment, including evolving technology, trends, grant opportunities, regulations, policies, and plans.

The report can be viewed and downloaded at

Public Information Meeting/ Reunión Pública: Gold Star Memorial Bridge Shared Use Path/Pedestrian Improvements

A hybrid public meeting will be held June 24, 2024, 7 PM, online and at New London City Hall, 181 State Street, New London.

Please click the above link for additional information.

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Employment Opportunities

SCCOG is currently seeking candidates for Transportation Planner and Local/Regional Planner. Please visit for information.