Listed below for your reference are acronyms seen throughout correspondence with UERPC that are used to identify various plans, grants, publications, and agencies.
|ACCF||Allamakee County Community Foundation|
|AHP||Affordable Housing Program|
|AIP||Federal Airport Improvement Program|
|AMI||Area Median Income|
|CBP||Community Builder Plan|
|CDBG||Community Development Block Grant|
|CEBA||Community Economic Betterment Account|
|CEDS||Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy|
|CEPP||Community Economic Preparedness Program|
|CIRAS||Center of Industrial Research and Service|
|CMAQ||Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality|
|COG||Council of Governments|
|CQR||Community Quick Reference|
|C-STEP||County-State Traffic Engineering Program|
|DHS||Department of Human Services|
|DOE||Department of Energy|
|DOT||Department of Transportation|
|EDA||Economic Development Administration|
|EDSA||Economic Development Set-Aside|
|EFSP||Emergency Food and Shelter Program|
|EMD||Emergency Management Division|
|EPA||Environmental Protection Agency|
|FCLHTF||Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund|
|FEMA||Federal Emergency Management Agency|
|FHLB||Federal Home Loan Bank|
|FHWA||Federal Highway Administration|
|FTA||Federal Transit Administration|
|HAAPP||Housing Assessment and Action Planning Program|
|HIRE||Helping Iowa's Rural Economy|
|HMGP||Hazard Mitigation Grant Program|
|HOME||First Time Homebuyer Program|
|HPG||Housing Preservation Grant|
|HSG, INC.||Housing Incorporated|
|HUD||Housing and Urban Development|
|IARC||Iowa Association of Regional Councils (now ICOG)|
|ICAAP||Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program|
|ICOG||Iowa Council of Governments|
|IEDA||Iowa Economic Department Authority|
|IDM||Institute for Decision Making|
|IDNR||Iowa Department of Natural Resources|
|IFA||Iowa Finance Authority|
|ISU||Iowa State University|
|IWE||Iowa Waste Exchange|
|IWRC||Iowa Waste Reduction Center|
|LESA||Land Evaluation and Site Assessment|
|LHAP||Local Housing Assistance Program|
|LHTF||Local Housing Trust Fund|
|LMI||Low to Moderate Income|
|LOIS||Location One Information Services|
|MPO||Metropolitan Planning Organization|
|NEIAC||Northeast Iowa Community Action|
|NIBN||Northeast Iowa Business Network|
|NICC||Northeast Iowa Community College|
|PFSA||Public Facilities Set-Aside|
|PTIG||Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program|
|RBEG||Rural Business Enterprise Grant|
|RBOG||Rural Business Opportunity Grant|
|RC&D||Resource Conservation and Development|
|RD||Rural Development (formerly FmHA)|
|REAP||Resource Enhancement and Protection|
|RHA||Regional Housing Authority|
|RISE||Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy|
|RLF||Revolving Loan Fund|
|RPA||Regional Planning Affiliation|
|RTA||Regional Transportation Authority|
|RTC||Regional Transit Commission|
|SCORE||Service Corps of Retired Executives|
|SRF||State Revolving Fund|
|STIP||State Transportation Improvement Program|
|SWAP||Solid Waste Alternatives Program|
|TBRA||Tenant-Based Rental Assistance|
|TEAP||Iowa Traffic Engineering Assistance Program|
|TIF||Tax Increment Financing|
|TIP||Transportation Improvement Program|
|TPWP||Transportation Planning Work Program|
|TRRC||Turkey River Recreational Corridor|
|UI||University of Iowa|
|UIU||Upper Iowa University|
|UNI||University of Northern Iowa|
|USDA-RD||United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development|
|U-STEP||Urban-State Traffic Engineering Program|
|WCCF||Winneshiek County Community Foundation|
|WIRB||Watershed Improvement Review Board|
Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:
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.
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 www.tinyurl.com/ybfo4epe. Information on the LRTP, as well as a link to the survey, are also available on UERPC’s website, www.uerpc.org.
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 email@example.com or 563-382-6171.
Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-382-6171.