Southeast Crescent Regional Commission

 

Overview

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.

 

News

ADECA is currently developing the State Economic and Infrastructure Development Plan (Plan) for the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission (SCRC), which encompasses 13 Alabama counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Mobile, Montgomery, and Pike.

The SCRC invests in projects that support basic infrastructure, business development, natural resources, and workforce/labor development. The SCRC is committed to supporting job creation, building communities, and improving the lives of those who reside in the 426 counties of the seven-state region. The mission of the SCRC is to build sustainable communities and strengthen economic growth across the Southeast Crescent. This is a new grant program and will be guided by the information contained in the Plan. The SCRC’s six strategic priorities are:

  1. Invest in critical infrastructure (transportation, basic public, telecommunications, and energy),
  2. Improve health and public service access and outcomes,
  3. Strengthen workforce capacity,
  4. Foster entrepreneurial and business development activities,
  5. Expand affordable housing stock and access through training and technical assistance, and
  6. Promote environmental conservation, preservation, recreation, and tourism.

ADECA values your opinions and your input is vital to the development of the Plan and will be used to ensure we deliver a consistently high-quality program designed to accommodate the needs of the service region. We are seeking input on needs, opportunities, and challenges in the aforementioned counties as we develop the Plan. Additionally, please share your goals, objectives, priorities, and recommendations for the new grant program. This Plan is envisioned as a living document to drive action, change, and meaningful progress in the counties identified and confirmed by community stakeholders. Please provide us with your feedback for consideration no later than Wednesday, January 25, 2023.


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

SCRC Overview

 

Contact

Crystal G. Talley
Federal Initiatives and Recreation Division Chief
(334) 353-2630

Leslie M. Clark
Federal Initiatives and Recreation Unit Chief
(334) 353-2909