USDA assists regions in creating self-sustaining, long-term economic development in rural areas through visioning and strategic planning. They provides communities seeking information on USDA Rural Development and other federal community and economic development programs. USDA promotes partnerships at the local and state levels to assist communities in advancing their strategic or economic development plans.They also promote coordinated planning among Rural Development programs to address specific projects in a community or regional strategic plan. USDA grant programs include:
Community Facilities - To fund the development of essential community facilities for public use in rural areas and may include hospitals, fire protection, safety, as well as many other community-based initiatives
Rural Business Development Grants - The RBDG program is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas which will employ 50 or fewer new employees and has less than $1 million in gross revenue. Programmatic activities are separated into enterprise or opportunity type grant activities.
Contact Rachelle Howe for more information on USDA grant opportunities.
Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund
Special Meeting Agenda
Thursday, April 9, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m
This will be a conference call meeting. Please contact 605-475-4810 to join the meeting. Participant access code is 625970*
Meeting is being conducted via conference call for health safety due to COVID-19
Board meetings are accessible to all.
The following documents provide information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice.
IowaWORKS Centers are taking significant steps to follow the Iowa Department of Public Health's guidance for social distancing.
Effective immediately, IowaWORKS offices will only be open to customers with an appointment, or to accept identity verification from customers applying for benefits. Individuals are encouraged to call or email IowaWORKS to receive assistance: email@example.com, or 866-239-0843.
For more information and for updates, visit: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/updates-and-resources-about-covid-19
Due to the COVID-19 and public health concerns, both UERPC offices of 134 Greene Street, Postville and 325 Washington Street, Suite A, Decorah are closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice. Please know that we are still here to serve you. Feel free to contact us via email or phone at 563-864-7551.
**Special note on Rental Assistance: All April checks will go out as scheduled.**
Please call our office with questions or concerns at 563-864-7551. Thanks for your understanding.