Appalachian Council of Government

The Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG) is a voluntary organization of local governments
in Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg counties of Upstate South Carolina. The organization began in 1965 as the Appalachian Advisory Commission, a 12-member board created to advise the Governor on the use of Appalachian Regional Commission funds.

Funding for ACOG’s programs and services comes from a variety of sources, including grants from federal and state agencies as well as dues from member local governments. Major federal funding sources include the Appalachian Regional Commission, Economic Development Administration, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and Older Americans Act. In 2017, approximately 75% of ACOG revenue came from federal sources, allowing us to provide many services at no charge. We encourage all community partners in our region to utilize this funding.

The Chairman of County Council appoints members to ACOG Board of Directors for a 2 year term.

For more information, please visit the Appalachian Council of Government Website