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Communities within MCOG's service area are able to join our organization as members. 

We work closely with member communities and individuals to provide capacity around community planning & economic development, while also organizing and facilitating regional collaboration. By joining MCOG as a member, your community gains access to the following services:

Regional Coordination & Facilitation

  • Resource & service sharing

  • Regional problem solving

  • Community cohesion

Funding & Grant Opportunities

  • Project development & implementation

    • Opportunity to participate in larger, multi-town projects

  • Grant tracking for town’s specified needs

  • Help with strategizing for matching funds

Advocacy & Communication at the State Level

  • Ensuring municipalities current on State requirements i.e., LD2003

  • Keeping towns informed about new state and federal programs i.e., GOPIF’s Community Resilience Partnership

  • Representing towns’ interests

Workshops & Training

  • Planning Board and Select Board trainings

  • Topic-specific workshops depending on towns’ interests and needs i.e., solar ordinances, LD2003, TIF districting

Advisory Support: Technical Assistance, Guidance, and Review

  • Resilience planning & consultation

  • Best practices and statewide perspectives

  • Planning oversight as desired

  • Services covered under our Technical Assistance Policy

    • Data, Mapping, & Informational Resources

    • Development review

    • Pre-planning

    • Ordinance review and consultation

Cooperative Purchasing Program through GPCOG

  • Bulk copy paper

  • Catch basin cleaning

  • Crack sealing

  • Heating fuels

  • Paving

  • Road salt

  • Road striping & pavement marking

  • Snow plow cutting edges

  • Transportation fuels

Economic Development

  • MCOG’s loan programs for local businesses

  • Assistance with business development grant & loan applications

  • Hub of Excellence small business grants program

  • Business development

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