The Local Development Districts (LDDs) are our local partners and are an active and essential part of the ARC partnership. There are eight LDDs in Alabama’s Appalachian Region, and each LDD operates under a Board of Directors composed of elected representatives from the various local governments.
Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments
Counties: Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Marion, Winston
North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments
Counties: Cullman, Lawrence, Morgan
Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments
Counties: DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, Marshall
West Alabama Regional Commission
Counties: Bibb, Fayette, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Tuscaloosa
Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham
Counties: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, Walker
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
Counties: Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, Talladega, Tallapoosa
Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
South Central Alabama Development Commission
Technical assistance and assistance in the preparation of grant applications are available through each of the LDDs.