The South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) was formed as a nonprofit organization over forty years ago to support the southern Colorado counties of Huerfano and Las Animas. SCCOG began in 1975 as a bi-county association made upf county commissioners, mayors and city council members of both Huerfano and Las Animas Counties. South Central Council of Governments focuses on regional community economic development efforts within the bi-county region (Huerfano and Las Animas Counties). SCCOG assists regional communities and local governments through the identification, documentation and the distribution of information on the availability of grant funding and technical assistance. SCCOG also works to help the bi-county region identify issues and create strategic plans among the member cities and counties to enable both to address regional problems and/or issues that exist or could arise.
The goal of SCCOG's regional and community economic development is to bring communities together and participate in sustainable community development projects, regional community development, downtown revitalization, infrastructure determination and data informed decision making. SCCOG also coordinates efforts with various additonal counties on regional issues for economic development, entrepreneurship, and enhancing the region's quality of life.