Community & Government Services

Community & Government Services

Planning

Transportation & Infastructure

Community Development

Economic Development

Planning

Disaster Mitigation Plans

Disaster Mitigation Plans

Disaster mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impacts of disasters. RVRC assists communities with the creation of these plans, helping to identify disaster risks and vulnerabilities to create long-term strategies for protecting people and property.
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Zoning Technical Assistance

Zoning Technical Assistance

When communities have effective zoning ordinances, conflicts are reduced. RVRC works with local governments to maximize land use efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of development in the region.
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Historic Preservation

Historic Presentation

What is important in our History? All across the River Valley are historic resources requiring careful planning to preserve. RVRC works with communities to help ensure these assets are catalogued, protected, and understood.
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Environmental Planning

Environmental Planning

There is a vast assortment of environmental assets in the region – watersheds, rivers, forests, ecosystems – all requiring stewardship to maintain and protect. We help monitor and safeguard these assets through a number of services.
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Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems

There are countless benefits to accessing data visualization across geographic spaces. We use GIS to help local governments and communities in a number of ways including transportation planning, infrastructure planning, Fire and EMS planning, zoning, and much more.
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Meeting Facilitation

Meeting Facilitation

When the need to meet arises, and it does so often when planning, conference space, technical assistance, and meeting facilitation is offered by the RVRC to communities and organizations who need it.
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Transportation & Infastructure

Transportation Investment Act

Transportation Investment Act

In 2012, voters in three Georgia regions - River Valley, Central Savannah River Area, and the Heart of Georgia Altamaha - approved a 10-year one percent sales tax to fund regional and local transportation improvements.
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Transit

Transit

Because many parts of Georgia are rural getting from places like home to work, or just to the grocery store can be difficult without reliable transportation. RVRC works to ensure that communities in the region have reliable transportation for those in need.
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Community Development

Community Development Block Grant Administration

Community Development Block Grant Administration

The Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) provides funding to assist a wide range of eligible activities, including housing improvement projects, public facilities such as water and sewer lines, buildings such as local health centers or Head Start centers, and economic development projects.
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Food System Development

Food System Development

From farmers to consumers, keeping a food system strong and reducing food insecurity requires partnerships and careful planning. RVRC works with local governments and food organizations to help boost regional agricultural development and fight food access problems.
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Economic Development

Revolving Loan Funds

Revolving Loan Funds

Establishing a revolving loan fund provides access to a flexible source of capital that can be used in combination with more conventional sources. Often, the RLF is a bridge between the amount the borrower can obtain on the private market and the amount needed to start or sustain a business.
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Project Development

Project Development

Staff is available to assist any local government, authority, or business in the development of a project. This includes helping in finding state or federal resources such as tax credits, export or import assistance, and other resources.
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