The Southwest Missouri Council of Governments

Enhancing the quality of our communities through regional cooperation
Regional Images

Welcome to the SMCOG website!


SMCOG Newsletter February 2016

Sparta R-III School District Draft Addendum to the Christian County 2016 HMP

  • 2016 LWCF and RTP Grant Rounds are Open - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, announces that the 2016 grant rounds for the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) are now open. LWCF grants are available to cities, counties and school districts to be used for outdoor recreation projects. RTP grants fund trail-related projects and are available to local and state governments, school districts, for-profit and non-profit organizations, and businesses. For more information about these programs, to download the grant applications, and to register for a grant application workshop, visit

  • Cool & Connected - Federal Planning Assistance for Broadband and Sustainable Community Development - Communities interested in using broadband service to help revitalize small-town main streets and promote economic development are encouraged to apply Cool & Connected, a pilot program sponsored by USDA Rural Utilities Service and the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities. More details

    Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Barry County 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan - Mitigation Planning Committee Meeting, April 25, 2016, 1:00 pm. Cassville City Hall Training Room, 300 Main Street, Cassville, MO. Agenda

    • SMCOG TAC Meeting - Wednesday, April 27, 9:00am Basement Meeting Room, Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, 397 E. Central Street, Springfield, MO 65802..

  • Southwest Missouri Council of Governments | 901 South National Avenue | Springfield, MO 65897
    Phone: (417) 836-6900 | Fax: (417) 836-4146 | Email: SMCOG