Southeast Crescent Regional Commission



The Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC) was established by Congress in 2008 to build sustainable communities and strengthen economic growth across parts of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and all of Florida. Thirteen of Alabama’s counties are included in the SCRC region.

The development organization for the SCRC program in Alabama functions within the Governor’s Office. Administration responsibilities for the development programs of the SCRC are assigned by the Governor to the ADECA Director. As such, the Director serves as an Alternate State Member of the Commission.

SCRC will invest in the region’s economic future through a grant program, publishing research, and learning experiences to help communities grasp opportunities, address economic disparity, and prosper.

SCRC grants will require a varying degree of match from 20 percent to 50 percent depending on the level of distress in the county and will support basic infrastructure, business development, natural resources, and workforce/labor development.

The Local Development Districts (LDDs) are our local partners and are an active and essential part of the SCRC partnership. There are five LDDs in Alabama’s SCRC region, and each LDD operates under a Board of Directors composed of elected representatives from the various local governments.

Alabama’s SCRC counties include Autauga, Baldwin, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Mobile, Montgomery, and Pike.



On April 19, 2022, the SCRC launched a public information survey in its seven-state region. Responses from residents and leaders will help guide programs and initiatives of the Commission which address economic and community development over the next five years.  The survey will take approximately 3-5 minutes and individual responses are anonymous and confidential. The survey will close on July 11, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET. Please complete the survey only once and share with other interested individuals in the SCRC region. You can access the survey at or click the survey button on the official SCRC website at

ADECA staff held two informational meetings which can be accessed below along with the PowerPoint presentation:

SCRC Overview



Coffee and Conversation

Residents, community leaders and interested parties will have the opportunity to hear about SCRC’s plans and priorities from Federal Co-Chair Dr. Jennifer Clyburn Reed. Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback and ask questions in real time.

Register here for the July 6, 2022 virtual event.



Crystal G. Talley
SCRC Program Manager
(334) 353-2630
Cleandra Dixon
SCRC Program Supervisor​
(334) 353-2909