Accomplishments

Accomplishments


Above are pictures of some of the projects that UERPC is involved with. Below is a list of grants that UERPC has had a large part in helping each entity receive or administrate for the Northeast Iowa region.


2013

McGregor
McGregor
Fayette County
Postville/West Union
Garnavillo
Postville
Lime Springs
Cresco
Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton & Fayette
North Fayette School District
Postville, Oelwein
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
6 county area
5 county area
Lime Springs
FEMA-Hazard Mitigation
CDBG-Disaster Stormwater
CDBG-Child Care Center
IFA-Home
CDBG-Housing
CDBG-Housing
EDSA-Lime Springs Beef, LLC
IDPH-Iowans Fit for Life
IDPH-Walking With a Purpose
IDPH-Walking School Bus Project
IDPH-I-Walk
Section 8
TBRA
Surface Transportation (for projects & planning)
Enhancement (for projects)
Transit (for planning)
FHWA (for planning)
COG
RWIB
WIA/Promise Jobs
Business Network
Energy Efficient Community Block Grant
$1,404,990
468,331
600,000
410,000
311,040
311,040
500,000
10,000
3,000
4,500
9,000
1,237,816
19,550
2,201,592
167,004
23,631
23,631
10,294
4,000
498,808
59,500
9,345

2012

Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek
Fayette County
5 county region
Waukon
McGregor
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek
Oelwein
Garnavillo, Strawberry Point, McGregor
Decorah
Fayette
Garnavillo
5 county region
5 county region
Elkader
West Union
Fayette
Valley School
5 county region
Decorah
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
6 county area
5 county area
IFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers
IFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers
Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Grant
CDBG Housing
CDBG Housing
Clayton County Foundation
Iowa Finance Authority-HOME Program
Iowa Finance Authority-HOME Program
CDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster
CDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster
CDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster
TBRA-Rental Assistance
HUD Section 8 Rental Assistance
CDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade
CDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade
CDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade
Hazard Mitigation-Tornado Safe Room
Connect Iowa
Metronet
Surface Transportation Funds (for projects & planning)
Enhancement (for projects)
Transit (for planning)
FHWA (for planning)
COG
RWIB
WIA/Promise Jobs
Business Network
$266,081
70,880
115,000
324,000
324,000
1,000
400,000
400,000
37,497
593,009
173,298
170,000
940,393
500,000
500,000
500,000
727,361
7,226
10,000
2,303,912
173,886
23,480
23,480
1,294
4,000
869,897
94,000

2011

Garnavillo
RISE LTD/Clayton County
Patty Elwood/Howard County
City of Fayette
Northeast Iowa Community College
Luther College/City of Decorah
Luana
Strawberry Point
Elkader
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek
Fayette County
West Union
Strawberry Point
6 county area
UERPC
UERPC
UERPC
UERPC
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
6 county area
6 county area
6 county area
5 county area
CDBG Water/Sewer
CDBG Community Facility
CDBG Community Facility
CDBG Downtown Revitalization
EDA Community Facilities
Iowa Office of Energy Independence
CDBG Housing
CDBG Housing
CDBG Housing
IFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers
USDA-Housing Preservation Grant
Allamakee County Community Foundation
IFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers
CDBG-Disaster Funds, Upper Story Multi-Family
CDBG-Disaster Funds-SFNP Round 3
Rural Business Enterprise Grant-USDA Rural Development
Winneshiek County Foundation
Arlin Falck Foundation
Alliant Energy
Black Hills Energy
Section 8
TBRA
Surface Transportation Funds (projects & planning)
Enhancement (for projects)
Transit (for planning)
FHWA (for planning)
COG
RWIB
WIA/Promise Jobs
Department of Labor-Rockwell Sumner
Department of Labor-On the Job Training
Business Network
$300,000
298,940
600,000
500,000
1,176,007
70,460
238,200
316,000
232,200
302,001
51,161
5,000
78,373
1,256,100
86,675
90,000
4,025
500
1,500
500
1,303,807
19,550
2,237,379
154,013
23,413
23,747
10,294
3,200
831,604
283,323
60,780
142,616

2010

Fayette
Garnavillo
Fayette County
Winneshiek County
McGregor
Postville
Oelwein
Lime Springs
West Union
Guttenberg
Multi counties
City of Fayette
Garnavillo
Fayette/Clayton County
4 county area
Fayette County
Decorah
Spillville
Tri State
Tri State
Luana
McGregor/Marquette
McGregor/Marquette
UERPC
27 counties, MN and IA
5 county businesses
Clermont
UERPC-businesses
UERPC-businesses
6 county area
6 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area

CDBG-Housing
CDBG-Housing
CDBG
CDBG
CDBG
HOME-First Time Homebuyer
CDBG-Drinking Water
Childcare/Tornado Shelter
CDBG-Infrastructure
EDA-Tourism/Community Dvlp
Hazard Mitigation
CDBG-Water/Sewer
CDBG-Storm Water
USDA-Turkey River Recreational
IFA-Housing Trust Fund
OEI-Healthcare Business Prairie View Energy
OEI-City of Decorah Energy
CDBG-Wastewater Treatment
Training-WIA Youth Offender
Training-WIA Green Jobs Initiative
CDBG-Drinking Water
USDA-Community Facilities-Driftless Area
DNR-REAP-Driftless Area
EDA-Economic Development Initiative
EDA-Economic Development Initiative
DED-Jumpstart Business
State Historical-Clermont-Larrabee School
USDA-IRP/RLF
DED-IRP/RLF
Department of Labor-Green Giant
Department of Labor-TANF Youth Program
Section 8
TBRA
Surface Transportation (for projects & planning)
Enhancement (for projects)
Transit (for planning)
FHWA (for planning)
COG
RWIB

$312,800
234,600
62,500
120,000
15,000
502,300
3,120,000
1,300,000
8,000,000
1,966,000
334,559
1,462,000
993,150
171,000
310,851
140,815
1,654,988
1,231,604
1,240,000
2,058,250
540,000
200,000
50,000
61,000
200,000
564,674
37,500
120,000
32,000
68,900
115,514
1,386,914
19,550
1,961,886
145,465
23,915
23,915
8,470
3,200

2009

Winneshiek County
6 county area
Allamakee
Fayette
Winneshiek & Howard
6 county area
6 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
5 county area
Department of Labor-Rockwell Collins SEG
Department of Labor-Bundled SEG
Department of Labor-Northern Engraving NEG
Department of Labor-Atwood Mobile NEG
Department of Labor-Featherlite Trailers NEG
Department of Labor-ARRA Adult & Youth RFP
Department of Labor-Summer Action Program
Section 8
Surface Transportation (for projects & planning)
Enhancement (for projects)
Transit (for planning)
FHWA (for planning)
ARRA funds (for projects)
COG
RWIB
$45,990
384,175
394,419
330,890
514,197
77,874
70,000
1,048,304
1,758,231
135,244
22,073
22,073
3,530,508
8,823
4,000

News Headlines

UERPC April Newsletter

Posted: Mon, April 21, 2014
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • IARC Hosts Legislative Breakfast
  • Employee Spotlight-Kris Timp
  • IowaWorks Did you Know?
  • $1,066 Million in Funding for Housing Opportunities
  • Wellness Update
  • Upper Explorerland's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program Publishes a Model for Rural SRTS
  • NE IA Charitable Foundation Awards FCLHTF
  • NICC Leading Implementation of $2.7M U.S. Department of Labor Grant to Upper Explorerland
  • Watch Elkader Live!
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Use Social Media to Report Potholes to Iowa DOT

Posted: Fri, April 11, 2014
While warmer temperatures are always welcome after a particularly cold winter, the recent fluctuating temperatures, ample moisture, and aging pavements are keeping the Iowa Department of Transportation, as well as county and city road crews, busy fixing potholes and addressing other structural damage to our streets, roads, and bridges.

Iowa DOT crews travel our state's highways regularly, but we can't be everywhere all the time. That's where you come in. If you see a pothole on an interstate or state highway, let us know on Facebook www.facebook.com/iowadot or Twitter www.twitter.com/iowadot using the hashtag #IAFillUsIn. Be sure to provide specific location information so we can find the pothole in question. For potholes on streets or county roadways, contact the local city administrator /engineer or county engineer.
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NICC Leading Implementation of $2.7M US Department of Labor Grant to UERPC

Posted: Wed, April 9, 2014

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will be leading the implementation of a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Labor competitive grant awarded to Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC),  the grant's fiscal agent and lead workforce partner. The U.S. Department of Labor grant was one of 24 awarded nationwide and the only one in Iowa.

The three-year grant supports a new Youth CareerConnect program through the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. NICC and UERPC will partner with 23 participating high schools in the Northeast Iowa Pathways to Employment project (IA-PIPE). IA-PIPE will expand the college's efforts to develop new and expand existing concurrent enrollments at regional high schools in high demand industries.

The grant and IA-PIPE will focus its high school student concurrent enrollment plan on high-demand federal H-1B designated career pathways, including finance and insurance, healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

"This grant enables NICC and our partners to greatly expand educational programs and career planning services for high school students in northeast Iowa," according to Dr. Liang Chee Wee, NICC president. "Especially rewarding about this successful grant is the coalition of partners who share a common vision of student engagement and achievement."

In addition to the schools and UERPC, NICC is partnering with East Central Intergovernmental Association, Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council, Keystone Area Education Agency, and a growing list of employers including Berry Plastics, Caterpillar, US Bank, Dubuque Data Services, Eastern Iowa Machine Company, Henderson Products, IBM, Mercy Medical Center, and Norplex-Micarta.

In the Youth CareerConnect program, participating high school juniors will select a two-year pathway, take concurrent college credit courses through NICC and participate in an array of career awareness and work-based learning opportunities, all while on course to receive their high school diplomas. Throughout the program, participants will receive career counseling and have access to wrap-around services based on their individual needs. The education and experiential opportunities that IA-PIPE offers will enable participants to graduate from high school and enter the workforce with industry credentials or begin their college education having already earned college credits. 

For more information, contact: Rachelle Howe, UERPC director, at (563) 382-6171 or rhowe@uerpc.org; or Wendy Mihm-Herold, Ph.D., NICC vice president of Business and Community Solutions, at (800) 728-2256, ext. 221 or mihm-heroldw@nicc.edu.
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UERPC March Newsletter

Posted: Mon, March 17, 2014
Some of the headlines you can read about:
  • Upcoming Rules for Federal Contractors
  • Employee Spotlight-Fern Rissman
  • Gender Balance on Boards and Commissions in Iowa
  • IowaWorks Did you Know
  • Great Give Day
... [ Read More ]
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