Transportation Planning

The Commission's Transportation Department provides local governments a full range of planning services for all modes of transportation. Through the Birmingham Metropolitan Planning Organization the Commission coordinates the Long Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program.

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Revolving Loan Fund

The RPCGB operates a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that provides financing for expanding and new businesses in Blount, Chilton, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker Counties. Advantages of the RLF include flexible terms, low fixed interest rates and up to 90% financing. This loan is perfect for businesses recently affected by the tornado disaster.

Find out more on the Revolving Loan Fund page.

Community Planning

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham's Community Planning Department provides community planning services for the Member Governments of Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker Counties. The Community Planning Department seeks to develop viable places by promoting integrated approaches to planning for the betterment of the communities the RPCGB serves.

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Medicaid Waiver Program

The RPCGB is now administering the Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program and the 530 Waiver Program. These programs allows individuals that are at risk of nursing home placement to remain in their home as long as possible. Click here to find out more about each program and the services. Click here to find out more about the program's services.



What is the RPCGB?

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) provides planning services, economic development services and multiple initiatives for six counties and 84 communities throughout central Alabama.

RPCGB works through a consultation process with local governments, citizens, non-profits and the private sector in Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties. It is through this process that opportunities and cost effective solutions are identified to assure physical and economic growth for everyone.

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Latest News

North Birmingham Community Public Meeting; August 26th, Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 — Join RPCGB on August 26 at the North Birmingham Regional Library Branch Auditorium for the North Birmingham Community Public Meeting. Attendees will participate in guiding proposals and recommendations for a prosperous and sustainable community. As part of the Imagine... Read More »

JARC Request for Projects; JARC and New Freedom, Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 — Request for Projects - JARC and New Freedom The RCPGB released a Request for Projects on August 4, 2014. This RFP is for projects that improve access to transportation services to employment and employment-related activities for welfare recipients and... Read More »

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Upcoming Events

  • September 4, 2013

    Finance Committee Meeting
    9:00 am 3rd Floor Conf. Room 310 Cancelled

  • September 10, 2014

    Program / Budget Committee
    9:00 am 3rd Floor Conf. Room 310 Cancelled

  • September 10, 2014

    Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee
    1:30 pm 3rd Floor Conf. Room 310 Cancelled

  • September 17, 2014

    Board of Directors Meeting
    10:30 am 3rd Floor Conf. Room 310 Cancelled

  • September 17, 2014

    Transportation Citizens Committee
    12:00 am 3rd Floor Conf. Room 310

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Featured Article

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A regional planning expert, a retired housing official, a neighborhood leader and a nonprofit executive are prospective members of a new Birmingham public authority charged with overseeing the rehabilitation of thousands of long-neglected properties. The Birmingham... Continue reading »

Get to know mayors from the region

Each month, we will profile a mayor within the six county region. April's profile is on Mayor Joe Funderberg, Pell City .