By assisting with grant applications, UERPC helps local governments secure grants and loans from state and federal agencies. These funds are used to finance priority community improvements and are typically involved in the construction and/or repair of public facilities. In addition, UERPC often assists local communities by administering grants and loans such as Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Economic Development Set Aside (CDBG/EDSA), Public Facility Set Aside (CDBG/PFSA), Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (IDOT-RISE) and USDA - Rural Development programs. Since 1972, the commission has received over $225 million in Federal and State grants for the Region.
UERPC provides staff assistance in special project areas such as preparing and updating municipal codes, preparing zoning ordinance updates, Urban Revitalization Districts, TIF Districts, programming city capital improvement projects and preparing and updating city maps, including sewer/water, zoning and new subdivisions.
UERPC acts as a service agency and regional resource for our members by conducting workshops and intergovernmental reviews, supplying data information and maintaining a large collection of census data and area-wide maps.
For more information, contact Rachelle Howe.
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Please take a few moments to complete a community transportation needs survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNHGG23. The information collected through this survey will help our region’s Passenger Transportation Advisory Group understand your issues and needs, and work to address them through the region's Passenger Transportation Plan. The deadline to participate in this survey is Friday, Sept. 29th.
If you are an agency, business or organization in Northeast Iowa that coordinates client transportation or has clients with transportation needs please take a moment to complete the 2017 Agency Transportation Needs Assessment. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNJRTJV. The information collected through this survey will help our region’s Passenger Transportation Advisory Group understand your issues and needs, and work to address them through the region's Passenger Transportation Plan. Your input will also allow for a more thorough knowledge of available resources in the area.
The deadline to participate in this survey is Friday, Sept. 29th. Thank you!
The regional Transportation Advisory Group has worked with EARL Public Transit and Upper Explorerland to plan a regional Transportation Summit on October 18th at NICC (Calmar). NICC is a partner for the event and has provided the Wilder Business Center location, and funds were granted by ITC to assist with planning and implementation. Two keynote speakers and 9 best practice speakers will shed light on transportation concerns and solutions for NE Iowa. We invite regional stakeholders in economic development, transportation, workforce, tourism, education, non-profit/services, and recreation to attend the event to engage in a discussion of how transportation supports economic development and quality of life for area residents. Visit the following websites to register and learn more:
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