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West Alabama Regional Commission

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Causes: Economic Development, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development

Mission: The general purpose of the west alabama regional commission is to plan for the unified and far-reaching development of the west alabama region, eliminate duplication of services by member governments, and promote economy and efficiency through coordination between member governments. The west alabama regional commission: 1) organizes cooperative projects between local governments to save tax dollars; 2) provides technical assistance to member local governments in economic development, grant applications, planning, management, and other areas; 3) administers federal and state programs that benefit from regional cooperation; 4) coordinates federal, state, and local projects or issues that cross the boundaries of member governments; 5) plans for the orderly development of the region and for effective delivery of public services; and, 6) reviews and coordinates federal, state, and local programs of regional significance; 7) provides revolving loan funds to promote small business developmen

Programs: Area agency on aging program consists of providing health services, nutritional services, social services, and employment services to senior citizens located in seven counties within west alabama area.

planning and development programs consist of various grant programs through the economic development administration, appalachian regional commission, delta regional authority, and the state of alabama. This program is designed to assist local businesses and municipal governments in seven counties within west alabama with planning and economic development projects.

transportation planning services consist of grant programs designed to assist municipalities of seven counties within the west alabama area with transportation planning.

administration of various state and local grant awards for municipalities within a seven county area in west alabama area

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