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

Small Business Innovation Research program now accepting applications, Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced funding for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This program offers resources to support research projects that address specific challenges in the fields of advanced... Read More »

EDA accepts applications for Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs, Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 — EDA's Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs provide grant funds to help distressed communities access resources to advance key infrastructure and related projects that will lead to long-term job creation and private investment. EDA awards are competitively made.... Read More »

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Upcoming Events

  • May 6, 2015

    Finance Committee Meeting
    9:00 am 12th Floor Conf. Room A

  • May 13, 2015

    Program / Budget Committee
    9:00 AM RPCGB, 12th fl Conference Room A

  • May 13, 2015

    MPO Policy Committee
    RPCGB 3rd Floor Conference Room Suite 310 Cancelled

  • May 20, 2015

    Transportation Citizens Committee
    RPCGB 3rd Floor Conference Room Suite 310

  • May 27, 2015

    Transportation Technical Committee
    RPCGB 3rd Floor Conference Room Suite 310

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Featured Article

A new transportation option coming to Birmingham features added technology that planners say puts it among few of its kind worldwide and will make Alabama a base for similar programs in the future. This fall, the city's first public... Continue reading »