Public Input Process
This notice serves to inform interested residents of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties that the Chief Elected Officials Board and the Regional Workforce Investment Board have developed a comprehensive Regional Workforce Development Customer Service Plan. This draft plan is available March 22, 2013 for public comment for over thirty (30) days. The plan will be effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2017.
The plan will incorporate services from the Workforce Investment Act Title I: Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth, Wagner-Peyser, Unemployment Insurance, PROMISE JOBS, Adult Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of the Blind, Veterans, Goodwill Industries, Community Action Programs, and Trade Act.
The plan will be delivered to the Governor on June 30, 2013. A draft of the plan may be reviewed at the websites listed below or at of either of the IowaWORKS One-Stop Centers located in Dubuque or Decorah, or by contacting:
East Central Intergovernmental Assoc.
680 Main St., 2nd Floor
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Ron Axtell, WIA Director
563-556-5800 Ext 136
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission
312 Winnebago Street
Decoah, Iowa 52101
Fern Rissman, WIA Director
The following pages contain information pertaining to this comment period, including proofs of publication and minutes of the Public Hearing and the formal meeting that followed in order to adopt the plan.
Comments on the plan must be submitted to either Fern Rissman or Ron Axtell no later than April 29, 2013. In addition, a public hearing will be conducted on April 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Keystone AEA in Elkader, Iowa to receive comments on the plan.
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Due to a winter storm warning and expected snow accumulation, all three RPA-1 transportation meetings scheduled for February 20, 2019 in Postville are cancelled and will be rescheduled. This includes the Enhancement Committee meeting at 9:00 a.m., the Technical Committee meeting at 10:00 a.m., and the Policy Board meeting at 11:00 a.m.
The Iowa 511 road conditions website is showing every highway in the area partially covered with mixed snow, ice, or slush. Many schools have been delayed. To keep everyone safe, and to ease any potential schedule hardships due to delays, todays’ RPA-1 meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled.
This includes all three RPA-1 meetings originally scheduled for today: Enhancement Committee (9 a.m.), Technical Committee (10 a.m.), and Policy Board (11 a.m.).
Thank you all, and be safe!
The Transportation Policy Board of Regional Planning Affiliation 1 (RPA-1) in northeast Iowa is pleased to announce the call for applications for Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program (Iowa’s TAP) and Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program for diverse transportation projects in our region and communities. Iowa’s TAP and STBG are federal funding programs that require a 20% local match. Eligible STBG road and bridge projects may be swapped for state funding through Iowa DOT’s Swap Program.
Prospective applicants are reminded that all projects eligible for Iowa’s TAP funding are also eligible for STBG funding.
Eligible applicants include all public agencies and local governments within RPA-1 that have jurisdiction over public rights-of-way for transportation (including walking and bicycling facilities); public transportation agencies; and agencies with transportation planning responsibilities. RPA-1 includes the Counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek and the public agencies and local governments with jurisdictions therein.
The current application cycle is for funding in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023. RPA-1 is expected to have approximately $2.7 million in STBG and $171,000 in Iowa’s TAP available for distribution. Applications for both programs are due February 28, 2019.
Visit UERPC's Transportation page (link below) to find the STBG project application and instructions as well as the TAP application and separate instructions and priority criteria sheet.
Contact Aaron Detter with any questions about eligibility at 563-382-6171 or email@example.com, or contact any member of the RPA-1 Technical Committee with specific road or street project questions (contact info included in attached STBG instructions).