Above are pictures of some of the projects that UERPC is involved with. Below is a list of grants that UERPC has had a large part in helping each entity receive or administrate for the Northeast Iowa region.


FayetteFayette County Housing Trust Fund49,012
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund222,543
Tri-State - WI, IA , MNWISE PLAN20,000


5 county regionEDA Planning Grant66,000
Clayton CountySafe Routes to School500
Winneshiek CountySafe Routes to School3,810
Allamakee CountySafe Routes to School1,000
Fayette CountySafe Routes to School2,200
5 county regionSafe Routes to School4,000
West UnionSafe Routes to School1,500
5 county regionSafe Routes to School56,932
Howard CountySafe Routes to School4,000
Allamakee/Winneshiek CountySafe Routes to School4,100
WatervilleSafe Routes to School171
Winneshiek CountySafe Routes to School975
Strawberry PointCDBG Water/Sewer417,00
PostvilleCDBG Water/Sewer500,000
Fayette CountyTrout Fishing Maps2,500
Allamakee CountyHazard Mitigation Plan19,012
Fayette CountyHazard Mitigation Plan22,500
5 county regionSurface Transportation Program (STP)2,055,821
5 county regionTransportation Alternatives Program (TAP)165,177
5 county regionFTA - Planning - DOT24,553
5 county regionFHWA - SPR DOT Planning24,533
6 county regionWIOA387,274
6 county regionJob Driven NEG292,275
6 county regionSector Partnership NEG108,887
5 county regionSection 8 - HUD1,586,312
Allamakee/Winneshiek/Howard/ClaytonNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund228,851
Fayette CountyFayette County Housing Trust Fund51,100
Strawberry PointCDBG Housing245,250
McGregorCDBG Housing245,250
MononaCDBG Housing235,440


6 county regionSoy Basics$50,000
6 county regionWIA475,000
5 county regionSurface Transportation (for projects and planning)2,050,873
5 county regionEnhancement (for projects)133,108
5 county regionTransit (for planning)24,779
5 county regionFHWA (for planning)24,779
5 county regionBusiness Network18,000
5 county regionSection 81,318,671
5 county regionCOG10,294
5 county regionEDA61,000
Fayette CountyTRRC2,500
PostvilleCDBG Water/Sewer500,000
LansingCDBG Water/Sewer208,650
MarquetteHousing - CDBG235,440
CalmarHousing - CDBG245,000
WIA (DubuqueIBMEI Grant20,000
5 county regionSpectrum RBEG-USDA Rural Enterprise Business Grant99,000
5 county regionPlanning Grant EDA66,000
5 county regionSafe Routes to School47,091
5 county regionSafe Routes to School24,000
West UnionSafe Routes to School2,000
Allamakee CountySafe Routes to School500
5 county regionSafe Routes to School4,000
5 county regionSafe Routes to School4,000
5 county regionSafe Routes to School3,000
GuttenbergCDBG Water/Sewer150,000


DubuqueQuad Graphics WIA State Emergency$30,000
6 county regionWIA353,966
5 county regionSurface Transportation (for projects and planning)2,050,873
5 county regionTransit (for planning)24,779
5 county regionFHWA (for planning)24,779
5 county regionBusiness Network32,000
5 county regionSection 81,223,095
5 county regionCOG10,294
5 county regionTBRA36,550
Fayette CountyCommunity Foundation-Safe Routes to School Program3,500
5 county regionNEIRHTF356,742
Fayette CountyFCLHTF83,540
Allamakee CountyCDBG-Community Facilities (TASC)311,972
Lime SpringsEECBG Grant9,345
5 county regionEDA61,000
6 county regionYouth Career Connect (YAC)3,729,123
WinneshiekWinneshiek County Development35,500
Fayette CountyFayette County Development75,000
CalmarCity of Calmar21,000
West UnionCity of West Union79,500
DecorahSpectrum Industries99,999
5 county regionIowa Food Hub88,000


McGregorFEMA-Hazard Mitigation$1,404,990
McGregorCDBG-Disaster Stormwater468,331
Fayette CountyCDBG-Child Care Center600,000
Postville/West UnionIFA-Home410,000
Lime SpringsEDSA-Lime Springs Beef, LLC500,000
CrescoIDPH-Iowans Fit for Life10,000
Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton & FayetteIDPH-Walking With a Purpose3,000
North Fayette School DistrictIDPH-Walking School Bus Project4,500
Postville, OelweinIDPH-I-Walk9,000
5 county areaSection 81,237,816
5 county areaTBRA19,550
5 county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)2,201,592
5 county areaEnhancement (for projects)167,004
5 county areaTransit (for planning)23,631
5 county areaFHWA (for planning)23,631
5 county areaCOG10,294
5 county areaRWIB4,000
6 county areaWIA/Promise Jobs498,808
5 county areaBusiness Network59,500
Lime SpringsEnergy Efficient Community Block Grant9,345


Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$266,081
Fayette CountyIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers70,880
5 county regionSafe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Grant115,000
WaukonCDBG Housing324,000
McGregorCDBG Housing324,000
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekClayton County Foundation1,000
OelweinIowa Finance Authority-HOME Program400,000
Garnavillo, Strawberry Point, McGregorIowa Finance Authority-HOME Program400,000
DecorahCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster37,497
FayetteCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster593,009
GarnavilloCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster173,298
5 county regionTBRA-Rental Assistance170,000
5 county regionHUD Section 8 Rental Assistance940,393
ElkaderCDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade500,000
West UnionCDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade500,000
Valley SchoolHazard Mitigation-Tornado Safe Room727,361
5 county regionConnect Iowa7,226
5 county areaSurface Transportation Funds (for projects & planning)2,303,912
5 county areaEnhancement (for projects)173,886
5 county areaTransit (for planning)23,480
5 county areaFHWA (for planning)23,480
5 county areaCOG1,294
5 county areaRWIB4,000
6 county areaWIA/Promise Jobs869,897
5 county areaBusiness Network94,000


GarnavilloCDBG Water/Sewer$300,000
RISE LTD/Clayton CountyCDBG Community Facility298,940
Patty Elwood/Howard CountyCDBG Community Facility600,000
City of FayetteCDBG Downtown Revitalization500,000
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeEDA Community Facilities1,176,007
Luther College/City of DecorahIowa Office of Energy Independence70,460
LuanaCDBG Housing238,200
Strawberry PointCDBG Housing316,000
ElkaderCDBG Housing232,200
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers302,001
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekUSDA-Housing Preservation Grant51,161
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekAllamakee County Community Foundation5,000
Fayette CountyIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers78,373
West UnionCDBG-Disaster Funds, Upper Story Multi-Family1,256,100
Strawberry PointCDBG-Disaster Funds-SFNP Round 386,675
6 county areaRural Business Enterprise Grant-USDA Rural Development90,000
UERPCWinneshiek County Foundation4,025
UERPCArlin Falck Foundation500
UERPCAlliant Energy1,500
UERPCBlack Hills Energy500
5 county areaSection 81,303,807
5 county areaTBRA19,550
5 county areaSurface Transportation Funds (projects & planning)2,237,379
5 county areaEnhancement (for projects)154,013
5 county areaTransit (for planning)23,413
5 county areaFHWA (for planning)23,747
5 county areaCOG10,294
5 county areaRWIB3,200
6 county areaWIA/Promise Jobs831,604
6 county areaDepartment of Labor-Rockwell Sumner283,323
6 county areaDepartment of Labor-On the Job Training60,780
5 county areaBusiness Network142,616


Fayette CountyCDBG62,500
Winneshiek CountyCDBG120,000
PostvilleHOME-First Time Homebuyer502,300
OelweinCDBG-Drinking Water3,120,000
Lime SpringsChildcare/Tornado Shelter1,300,000
West UnionCDBG-Infrastructure8,000,000
GuttenbergEDA-Tourism/Community Dvlp1,966,000
Multi countiesHazard Mitigation334,559
City of FayetteCDBG-Water/Sewer1,462,000
GarnavilloCDBG-Storm Water993,150
Fayette/Clayton CountyUSDA-Turkey River Recreational171,000
4 county areaIFA-Housing Trust Fund310,851
Fayette CountyOEI-Healthcare Business Prairie View Energy140,815
DecorahOEI-City of Decorah Energy1,654,988
SpillvilleCDBG-Wastewater Treatment1,231,604
Tri StateTraining-WIA Youth Offender1,240,000
Tri StateTraining-WIA Green Jobs Initiative2,058,250
LuanaCDBG-Drinking Water540,000
McGregor/MarquetteUSDA-Community Facilities-Driftless Area200,000
McGregor/MarquetteDNR-REAP-Driftless Area50,000
UERPCEDA-Economic Development Initiative61,000
27 counties, MN and IAEDA-Economic Development Initiative200,000
5 county businessesDED-Jumpstart Business564,674
ClermontState Historical-Clermont-Larrabee School37,500
6 county areaDepartment of Labor-Green Giant68,900
6 county areaDepartment of Labor-TANF Youth Program115,514
5 county areaSection 81,386,914
5 county areaTBRA19,550
5 county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)1,961,886
5 county areaEnhancement (for projects)145,465
5 county areaTransit (for planning)23,915
5 county areaFHWA (for planning)23,915
5 county areaCOG8,470
5 county areaRWIB3,200


Winneshiek CountyDepartment of Labor-Rockwell Collins SEG
6 county areaDepartment of Labor-Bundled SEG
AllamakeeDepartment of Labor-Northern Engraving NEG
FayetteDepartment of Labor-Atwood Mobile NEG
Winneshiek & HowardDepartment of Labor-Featherlite Trailers NEG
6 county areaDepartment of Labor-ARRA Adult & Youth RFP
6 county areaDepartment of Labor-Summer Action Program
5 county areaSection 8
5 county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)
5 county areaEnhancement (for projects)
5 county areaTransit (for planning)
5 county areaFHWA (for planning)
5 county areaARRA funds (for projects)
5 county areaCOG
5 county areaRWIB

News Headlines

UERPC September Newsletter

Posted: Mon, September 17, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Revolving Loan Fund to Assist the City of Fayette
  • UERPC Planner Achieves National Certification
  • Career Learning Link Proud
  • Lunch and Learn - Unemployment Insurance Lunch
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Hot Diggity Dog! Our Bus Got a Brand New Set of Wheels!
  • Invitation for the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival
  • Community Meetings for Long-Range Transportation Plan
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Public invited to community meetings

Posted: Wed, September 5, 2018

Public invited to community meetings for 5-county Long-Range Transportation Plan

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) has begun development of an update to the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the region consisting of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties in northeast Iowa. The Iowa Department of Transportation requires that our region’s LRTP be updated every five years. The current plan was adopted by the Upper Explorerland Transportation Policy Board in March of 2014.

The LRTP has a 20-year planning horizon and is intended to guide transportation investments in the five-county region in support of a transportation system that is safe for all modes and users, and that facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods. The plan includes a description of the region's existing conditions; identifies current transportation challenges; anticipates potential future needs; and explores various strategies for addressing those challenges and needs.

To ensure that the LRTP reflects the priorities and goals of the people who live in and visit our region, the public is invited to participate and give feedback in various ways. Community workshops have been scheduled in each of the five counties in the coming weeks. Residents of the region may attend any of the workshops, regardless of where they live.

All workshops begin at 5:00 p.m. and will last about an hour and a half. There will be a brief presentation at the start followed by interactive feedback activities. Members of the public are free to come and go at any time during the meeting, even if they miss the beginning. The schedule of community meetings is below.

  • Cresco: Monday, September 10th at NICC Cresco Center, Room 102, 1020 2nd Avenue SE
  • Fayette: Wednesday, September 12th at UIU Student Center, 2nd floor, Student Life Conference Room, 603 Washington Street
  • Calmar: Thursday, September 13th at NICC Wilder Business Center, Room 106, 1625 Highway 150 S
  • Elkader: Thursday, September 27th at Clayton County Office Facility, 600 Gunder Road NE
  • Waukon: Thursday, October 4th at the Senior Center at Waukon Wellness Center, 1220 3rd Avenue NW


All residents of the five counties, as well as those who visit this area, are invited and encouraged to complete an online survey about transportation in our region. Survey responses are anonymous and the more people that complete it, the stronger and more representative of the region the final plan will be.

The survey can be accessed at Information on the LRTP, as well as a link to the survey, are also available on UERPC’s website,

Those interested in being notified of updates and events related to the LRTP, and anyone wishing to request a paper copy of the survey, may contact Aaron Detter at or 563-382-6171.

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UERPC August Newsletter

Posted: Mon, August 20, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • The UERPC office will be closed Labor Day
  • Healthy HometownSM Visits Northeast Iowa
  • 5-2-1-0 Campaign in West Union
  • 5-2-1-0- Childhood Health Campaign Expands in Iowa
  • Releases Social Media Report
  • Iowa DOT seeks public input on bicycle and predestrian plan
  • August 2018 IoawWORKS Decorah Workshops
  • All in Allamakee: Allamakee County's Comprehensive Plan
  • Start Planning for the October 3rd Healthiest State Walk
  • Interships Make a Difference
  • State Safe Routes to School Scorecards Released
  • Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival
  • School is back in Session - Drive Safely!
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Allamakee County Comprehensive Plan

Posted: Tue, July 31, 2018

All In Allamakee: Allamakee County’s Comprehensive Plan

Allamakee County is partnering with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission to develop a new comprehensive plan for the County. Dubbed All In Allamakee, or the "All-In Plan" for short, the plan will consider a host of issues related to economic development, housing, transportation, parks, infrastructure, etc., all of which have an impact on residents' quality of life.

The All-In Plan will be in development through the rest of 2018 and much of 2019. During this time there will be several opportunities for residents to get involved. Public meetings will be held in Lansing, Waukon, and Postville where attendees will help create a countywide vision for Allamakee County’s future. Later in the process, topic-specific focus groups will be held to help create goals and strategies to achieve that vision.

Residents and visitors to Allamakee County are invited to complete a very brief questionnaire on how they feel about Allamakee County. We also invite and encourage all residents and visitors of Allamakee County to give input on a broader array of issues in Allamakee County by taking a more detailed survey. Visit the web addresses below to fill out the brief questionnaire and take the survey.

Finally, we invite Twitter and Instagram users to tweet and share photos of everything you love about Allamakee County by using #AllInAllamakee. We may contact you for permission to use your tweet or photo in the final plan!

If you’d like to be added to our contact list so you can be notified of updates and events related to the All-In Plan, and/or if you are interested in being in one of the focus groups, please contact Aaron Detter at or 563-382-6171.

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