The UERPC September 2022 Newsletter is here! Highlights include: YOU'RE INVITED! UERPC's 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 18th!Mark Your Calendars for the Get Charged Up! EV Event! on October 13th!Open House for Fayette County Housing Study on Sept. 22nd in FayetteUERPC Announces Grant Awards for Transportation ProjectsUERPC Attends Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals National ConferenceUERPC NoticesNortheast Iowa STEM Festival is October 27th!Funding Available through the Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant ProgramJob-related ResourcesSeptember 5-2-1-0 Feature
UERPC wrapped up a housing study this summer for Fayette County in collaboration with Fayette County Economic Development and Tourism (FCEDT). The goal of this effort was to identify housing needs and gaps to assist local stakeholders in finding solutions to current and future housing challenges. All Fayette County stakeholders, residents, and community leaders are invited to join UERPC and FCEDT for an open house to learn about the completed study. The open house will be on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 5pm-7pm at the Fayette Opera House in Fayette, Iowa. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the study and chat with representatives about how the study was conducted and how to best utilize the analysis for efforts to improve and expand housing in Fayette County communities.
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) today announces more than $3.5 million in federal transportation grants for local projects, supporting more than $6 million in total project investments in the region. UERPC is the designated Regional Planning Affiliation (RPA-1) for the northeast Iowa counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek. Each year, the five-county region receives federal funding for diverse transportation projects that further the goals of RPA-1’s Long-range Transportation Plan. The RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board is responsible for evaluating grant applications and deciding which projects are awarded. Funding is typically awarded four years out (2026 for this round), but some projects received funding for 2023 and 2024 during this year’s application cycle. The grants can support a wide variety of projects. Some address needed maintenance of the rural…
The UERPC August 2022 Newsletter is here! Highlights include: YOU'RE INVITED! UERPC's 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 18th!Mark Your Calendars for the Get Charged Up! EV Event! on October 13th!Gov. Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Five CountiesHomes for Iowa Home Arrives in FayetteNEIRHTF Accepting ApplicationsHomebuyer Educational Courses OfferedBack-to-School Transportation Safety: It's the responsibility of each of usUERPC NoticesWaukon and Lansing Residents and Business Owners: Northeast Iowa Needs Your Help!5-yr CEDS Report AdoptedFunding Available for Upper Explorerland Regional Housing Authority Section 8 ProgramJob-related ResourcesThe Walking and Biking School Bus Fall Season is Almost Here!Keep Iowa Beautiful Photo Contest is Now OpenUERPC Employee Spotlight Board Brings Smiles and Spreads Kindness!August 5-2-1-0 Feature Want to view the newsletter? View HERE
AMES, Iowa – Aug. 5, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual meeting to accept public comments about the draft Iowa Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2022. A brief overview of the STIP and its development process will be provided beginning at 2 p.m. and will be followed by time for comments and questions on the STIP. Should discussion be ongoing at 2:30 p.m., additional time will be made available to accommodate all comments on the document. The draft STIP identifies all projects proposed to be authorized for funding provided by the Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration during federal fiscal years 2023-2026. It includes projects for state, county, city, and federal transportation systems. Development of the…
The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) is accepting applications for first time homebuyer down payment assistance and housing rehabilitation\improvement projects. Applicants must be low-moderate-income first-time homebuyers, homeowners, landlord/for-profit organizations, or non-profit organizations to promote and create affordable housing activities. All applicants must be in one of the following counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek. Eligible projects include rehabilitation and repair of existing housing, including, but not limited to: roofs, windows, siding, plumbing, electrical, energy efficiency, lead paint issues, and handicap accessibility. For more information on the NEIRHTF or to see if there is funding in your area, please contact Lori Quam with Upper Explorerland RPC, at 563-864-7551 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application You can also obtain an application online at http://uerpc.org/housing-trust-fund.html.
The UERPC July 2022 Newsletter is here! https://uerpc.org/newsletters.html Highlights include: UERPC Awarded Three Year Investment from EDA, Draft of 5-year CEDS Plan Available for Public CommentPostville 5-2-1-0 Year One Wraps Up, Year Two StartingUERPC Staff Scavenger HuntUERPC NoticesUERPC July Work AnniversariesJob-related ResourcesJuly 5-2-1-0 Feature Want to receive our newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here: http://uerpc.org/newsletters.html
The RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board will discuss and award Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds at its meeting on Wednesday, May 25th. The Policy Board will also consider approval of the RPA-1 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) and amendments to the current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Policy Board meeting is at 11:00 a.m. and the Enhancement Committee (TAP recommendation) and Technical Committee (TIP amendment recommendation) will meet beforehand at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., respectively. The meeting link is the same for all three of the meetings. Visit the following web address to access the meeting: tinyurl.com/5y792fea Or call: 312-626-6799 Use meeting ID: 830 7977 6267 For details on the proposed TIP amendments as well as the draft TPWP, please click HERE.
After an increase in funding targets resulting from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that was recently signed into law, RPA-1/Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) is seeking additional applications for Federal Funding through Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program (Iowa’s TAP). RPA-1 is expected to have an additional $440,000 available, which can be used on new or previously awarded projects in any of the next four federal fiscal years (FFY)—2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026—and in any combination of years, i.e. all funding in a single year, funding divided among two or more years, etc. A document with additional nformation and instructions for this special call for applications is available below. The application form and full guidelines on Iowa’s TAP are available on the Iowa DOT's website here. Applications are due by…
With our move and consolidation complete, we thought it would be fun to give a sneak peek into our new and improved office in Decorah (located at 325 Washington Street)! The location may be new for some and improved for others, but bottom line is that we are all very excited to be working under one roof to better serve your needs. Stay tuned for information on an open house event in the near future!