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The UERPC June 2024 Newsletter is Here!

The UERPC June 2024 Newsletter is Here!

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The UERPC June 2024 Newsletter is here! Click here to view it!   Val Graduates!!! City of New Albin Awarded CDBG Water/Sewer Grant NADO Board and NADO Research Foundation Meets Spring Bike Safety with UERPC's Safe Routes to School! Join NIBN on July 17th for Regional Roundup with IEDA- Register by July 1st! UERPC Mental Health Day-Off in May Staff Highlights UERPC Notices June Birthdays at UERPC June 18th Energy Lunch- Solar Financing for Nonprofits Decorah Summer "School to Pool" Walking School Bus Laborshed Study for NIB Region Now Available UERPC Attends Nature Everywhere Conference Job Resources June 5-2-1-0 Feature   Want to receive our newsletters in your inbox? Sign up here!    
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Join NIBN on July 17th for Regional Roundup with IEDA- Register by July 1st!

Join NIBN on July 17th for Regional Roundup with IEDA- Register by July 1st!

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Mark your calendars for the Regional Roundup happening on Wednesday, July 17th 1-4 PM at Pulpit Rock Brewery in Decorah! Please note the change of location from previous advertisements. Join the Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN) to learn about the Iowa Economic Development Authority's (IEDA) Downtown and Business Development Programs and how they can benefit your city or organization. Topics will include: Identifying your community's strengths and weaknesses Local leadership is critical The value of planning, goal setting, and forecasting Sharing your vision and success IEDA and Iowa Finance Authority programs and incentives Additional statewide partnerships RSVP to Lori at lquam@uerpc.org or 563-382-6171 by July 1st. This workshop is sponsored by NIBN, a partnership between Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek County Economic Development organizations and UERPC. [caption id="attachment_6262" align="aligncenter" width="1978"] July 2024 Regional Roundup[/caption]
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RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board to meet May 30th

RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board to meet May 30th

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This serves as notice that the next RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board meeting will be held on Thursday, May 30th, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at UERPC’s offices in Decorah (325 Washington Street). The Enhancement Committee and Technical Committee will meet beforehand at the same location at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., respectively. POLICY BOARD AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of the agenda 3. Approval of the April 4th, 2024, meeting minutes 4. RPA-1 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) for SFY 2025 5. Consideration and possible Board action: RPA-1 TPWP for SFY 2025 6. Discussion of special call for Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program (TAP) applications 7. RPA-1 staff updates 8. NEICAC/Earl Transit updates 9. Iowa DOT updates 10. Floor Items 11. Set next meeting date 12. Adjournment Persons requiring language…
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The UERPC May 2024 Newsletter is Here!

The UERPC May 2024 Newsletter is Here!

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The UERPC May 2024 Newsletter is here! Click here to view it! Decorah and Guttenberg Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Awards and UERPC Energy-Focused Planning Assistance Northeast Iowa Regional Child Care Initiative, Phase II NADO Introduces Rachelle Howe as New NADO Board Member UERPC Attends National Planning Conference UERPC Attends Sustainable Communities Conference Join NIBN on July 17th for Regional Roundup with IEDA Going Green for Mental Health Awareness Month UERPC Notices May Birthdays at UERPC Employee Spotlight- Cole Barrett Mental Health First Aid Training Happening in Waukon June 4th Stand Up Rural America Regional Forum in Decorah June 12th and 13th 2024 Iowa Downtown Forums- "The Power of the Sign" Fall 2024:  NIBN Hosts QuickBooks Training for Businesses UERPC Attends ICOG Staff Retreat Wellness Hikes are BACK! Job-related…
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Special Call for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding; Applications due June 14th, 2024

Special Call for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding; Applications due June 14th, 2024

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RPA-1/Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) is seeking applications for Federal Funding through the regional Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (“TA Set-Aside” or “TAP”) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2025, 2026, 2027, and 2028. Due to a cancelled project, RPA-1 now has $171,000 available for distribution in FFY 2025-2028. TAP funding may be used for projects such as pedestrian paths and sidewalks, multi-use trails, ADA accessibility improvements, and more. For complete program information and application instructions, click here. Applications are due by Friday, June 14th, 2024.
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Coming Fall 2024:  NIBN Hosts QuickBooks Training for Businesses

Coming Fall 2024: NIBN Hosts QuickBooks Training for Businesses

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Help yourself while helping your business! QuickBooks is widely regarded as a very powerful and useful software for many businesses. It saves money and time, and since its introduction over two decades ago, it proves to be the ideal software for companies and businesses of all different types and sizes. If you plan to start a company or you already have one, QuickBooks is a must-have software for any business. It really simplifies and streamlines accounting, tracking and reporting, and for the most part, guarantees that the process of managing your company finances will be much easier. The Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN) — including the county economic development offices of Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Fayette and Winneshiek and as well as UERPC — will be offering four QuickBooks trainings in Elkader at Alpine Communications…
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RPA-1 SFY 2025 Transportation Planning Work Program public hearing to be held May 30th, 2024

RPA-1 SFY 2025 Transportation Planning Work Program public hearing to be held May 30th, 2024

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The Transportation Policy Board for Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) / Regional Planning Affiliation 1 (RPA-1) will hold a public hearing at its upcoming meeting to receive comments on the draft RPA-1 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) for state fiscal year (SFY) 2025. RPA-1 includes the Counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek in northeast Iowa. The RPA-1 TPWP document identifies the transportation planning and administrative tasks on which federal funding will be used over the course of the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2024. The public hearing will take place during the RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board meeting to be held on Thursday, May 30th, 2024 at 11:00 a.m., at UERPC’s offices at 325 Washington Street, Decorah. The draft TPWP is available for public review by clicking…
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The UERPC April 2024 Newsletter is Here!

The UERPC April 2024 Newsletter is Here!

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The UERPC April 2024 Newsletter is here! Click here to view it! UERPC Participates in ICOG Legislative Event in Des Moines Stand Up Rural America Regional Forum Coming to Northeast Iowa June 2024 May is Mental Health Awareness Month UERPC Notices Walk, Bike and Roll to School Day is May 8th! Job-related Resources April 5-2-1-0 Feature Want to receive our newsletters in your inbox? Sign up here!
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RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board to meet Thursday, April 4th, 2024

RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board to meet Thursday, April 4th, 2024

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The next RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4th, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at UERPC’s offices in Decorah (325 Washington Street). The Enhancement Committee will meet the same day at 10:00 a.m., and the Technical Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. the day before (4/3/24), all at the same location. Policy Board AGENDA Call to Order Approval of the agenda Approval of the January 11th, 2024, meeting minutes Review Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) applications Consideration and possible Board action: STBG funding award(s) Review Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program (TAP) applications Consideration and possible Board action: TAP funding award(s) RPA-1 staff updates NEICAC/EARL Transit updates Iowa DOT updates Floor Items Set next meeting date Adjournment
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