Planning & Government Services (PGS) Division

The Planning & Government Services (PGS) Division's staff assists local governments in a range of programs and services on a local and regional level. These services cover two areas: 1.  local and regional planning; and 2. community and economic development. For more detail on PGS programs and services, see the "Services List" section below and left tabs for program and/or project information.

How can local governments request our assistance?  Please see sample project request letter.

  • On May 18, the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission will be hosting a Brownfield Grant Writing workshop in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The workshop will take place from 9:30-3:00pm at the NEGRC with a break for lunch.
  • Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for audit services.  Inquiries for Technical Information and Procurement Information should be directed to:  Evans Brinson at 706-369-5650 or  Completed proposals must be received by June 15, 2016. See RFP document here.
  • Bowman Historic District listed in National Register. Information here.
  • Athens-Clarke County Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan available for review.  Document here
  • Auburn National Register of Historic Places nomination here.
  • Appalachian Regional Commission 5-year Strategic Plan released.  Plan here.
  • DCA is conducting a study of impediments to fair housing in Georgia. In addition to several community meetings, there is an online survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey here.
  • Notice of Public Hearing and Proposed Amendments to Georgia's Rules for Solid Waste Management
  • We need your feedback for Georgia's next State Historic Preservation Plan. Please take survey here.

  • State Funds Available to Clean Up Scrap Tire Dumps.

Items Under Review

All Comprehensive Plans are available on the Georgia Department of Community Affair's website here.


Local Planning Due Dates

Governments are required to periodically update their local plans in order to retain Qualified Local Government status and remain eligible for various forms of grant funding and permitting. Check your due dates to ensure that your eligibility for state assistance is not interrupted.

Services List

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  • Professional Services ProcurementExpand
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  • Zoning OrdinancesExpand
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