4200 Hwy 69 North, Suite1
PO BOX 509
Northport, AL 35476-0509
(205) 333-2990

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One of the primary functions of the WARC is to assist the region's counties and municipalities with obtaining funds for projects that stimulate economic development in the region and improve the area's quality of life. The majority of these activities are coordinated with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.


Staff prepare grant and loan applications for member governments and administer projects funded by the Economic Development Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grants, Appalachian Regional Commission, Department of Interior's Land and Water Conservation Funds, U.S.D.A. Rural Development, State Economic Development funds, and other sources.


In addition to individual county and municipal projects, the commission participates in statewide projects on a regional level. For example, WARC has prepared reports on rural water systems, community sewage systems, solid waste management, rural roads and bridges, and housing availability in West Alabama.

A primary function of the West Alabama Regional Commission (WARC) is to assist the region’s counties and municipalities to obtain funds from a variety of sources and programs to complete projects that stimulate community and economic development.



Our staff is responsive and readily available to consult with member governments to develop projects, identify funding sources, and prepare grant applications. Once funding has been secured we offer a full-range of administrative services to ensure projects follow all applicable local, state and federal regulations and are completed successfully.



WARC has decades of expertise providing grant assistance. Our team of grant writers has a deep knowledge and understanding of the many public and private funding sources available and how best to use them. This is matched by vast levels of experience with project activities in many areas such as community facilities, education, healthcare, public infrastructure, recreation, transportation, workforce and much more.



Each year WARC staff participates in numerous workshops, training sessions, webinars and other activities to stay abreast of new initiatives and funding announcements. Our established relationships and regular contact with these key agency partners allows us to stay up-to-date on new grant opportunities and advocate for projects that are needed in the region.


For more information,please see the "Grant and Loan Guide for Local Governments in West Alabama" in the Planning Tools section of this website, or give us a call at (205) 333-2990.