Here’s a little about us.

Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc (TCCWMD) is a regional council of governments owned by Allegany, Garrett and Washington Counties in Appalachian Maryland. TCCWMD was formed in 1971 to provide a platform to promote communication, coordination and cooperation on issues affecting the region.

TCCWMD is a designated development district of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), and as such represents a working partnership of federal, state and local government. The Council’s primary focus is to solve area-wide problems and encourage regional economic development. By facilitating the development of annual economic and community development plans, the Council, in turn makes the region eligible for federal implementation resources.

Today, TCCWMD continues to provide a place for regional discussion, bringing together elected officials with business and education leaders to share in the decision-making process to resolve issues that transcend traditional political boundaries.

Vision

To improve the overall quality of life in the region by efficiently utilizing public and private resources to fund projects across Western Maryland that support the implementation of our regional plan.

Mission

To provide a forum for local governments and citizens throughout Western Maryland to identify the issues and opportunities that are facing the region.

A Few More Stats

Revolving Loan Fund

Since inception, the RLF has funded 261 projects; lent $22.8 million; leveraged $98.7 million; created 2,338 jobs; retained 2,209 jobs

State Lottery Terminal Fund (SLoT)

Since inception, the SLoT has funded 23 loans; lent $4.1 million; leveraged $10.4 million; created 135 jobs; retained 130 jobs

Rural MD Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF)

Provides grants for technical assistance to small businesses for projects that will assist the need for professional guidance and services of a technical nature. Since inception, TA grants have completed 8 engagements totaling $42,857.50

Appalachian Regional Commission Project Package FY19

Eleven area development projects were invited to apply for $1,527,121 in grant funding. Four local access road projects were invited to apply for $3,000,000 in grant funding.

Appalachian Regional Commission Project Package FY20

Eight area development projects were invited to apply for $1,542,000 in grant funding. Three local access road projects were invited to apply for $3,000,000 in grant funding.