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.


Howard CountyUpper Iowa Beef - Career Link Transportation - CDBG$109,200
WaukonOCIO Broadband Grant program$541,917
Allamakee County Iowa Dept of Public Health/Natural Learning Environments$12,940
5 county regionSafe Routes to School$64,264
5 county regionDOT - FHWA SPR Planning$25,201
5 county regionDOT - FHWA STBG$2,258,973
5 county regionDOT - FHWA STBG-TAP-Flex$90,298
5 county regionDOT - FHWA STBG Iowa's TAP$117,859
5 county regionDOT - FTA 5311 Planning$25,201
5 county regionNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$309,055
5 county regionSection 8$1,475,302
WaukonCDBG Exterior Home Rehab$253,000
5 county regionCOG assistance$16,176
OelweinHomes for Iowa - Oelwein - 2 homes$5,000
5 county regionRHA covid funds$68,945
Dorcheaster - five townshipsOCIO - Broadband #5 - aerial fiber$4,584,200
ElmaElma Early Childhood Center- IA Workforce Dev. Childcare Challenge$116,004
EdgewoodWellmark Foundation  - viking trail loop$94,300
New AlbinCDBG Sewer$300,000
WaukonOCIO - Broadband #4 - aerial fiber$50,922
5 county regionDriving Electric in Rural NE IA-Winneshiek Energy District$171,235
PostvilleIowa Dept of Public Health/5-2-1-0$30,000


5-county regionFederal Home Loan Bank$747,000
MononaFirst Time Home Buyer - IFA - Monona$209,030
5-county regionSafe Routes to School$62,354
West UnionIDPH- Natural Learning Environments$4,500
5-county regionNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$291,263
5-county regionSection 8 1,543,181
OelweinHome Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Fund$125,000
5-county regionDOT - FHWA SPR Planning$25,057
5-county regionDOT - FHWA STBG$2,327,455
5-county regionDOT - FHWA STBG-TAP-Flex$89,374
5-county regionDOT - FHWA STBG Iowa's TAP$116,935
5-county regionDOT - FTA 5311 Planning$25,057
5-county regionEDA - CARES Technical Assistance funding$398,445
5-county regionEDA - CARES RLF funding$549,831
5-county regionUSDA Technical Assistance funding$39,600
5-county regionWorkforce Housing Inspections ($337.41 per home)$3,374
5-county regionWIOA $200,000
Fort AtkinsonCDBG Sewer$300,000
5-county regionElectric Vehicle Market Study funding$6,500
WatervilleWaterville Community Center$20,000
Winneshiek CountyHistoric Preservation Commission Stone Structures Project$3,000
Winneshiek CountyHistoric Preservation Commission Dam Gate Project$4,308


5-county areaSafe Routes to School$60,545
6-county area                                        Nature Explore$7,500
West Union                                                IDPH 5-2-1-0$10,000
West UnionIDPH Nemours$800
WaukonAllamakee County Community Foundation$20,000
5-county area                                      Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$254,951
5-county areaSection 8$1,061,111
5-county areaDOT SRP Planning$24,916
5-county areaDOT Surface Transportation$2,254,724
5-county areaDOT STBG TAP Flex$91,290
5-county areaDOT Transportation Alternative$118,851
5-county areaDOT FTA Planning$24,916
West UnionCDBG WWTF$500,000
GuttenbergCDBG Sewer$500,000
OelweinCDBG Water$600,000
St. OlafCDBG Sewer$108,000


6-county area                                            Safe Routes to School$56,931
6-county areaNortheast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative$6,000
6-county areaNature Explore$12,500
West UnionIDPH 5-2-1-0$10,000
Fayette                                                USDA RLF$99,000
HawkeyeCDBG Water/sewer$300,000
New AlbinCDBG Water/sewer$300,000
GarnavilloCDBG Stormwater$210,592
CrescoCDBG Housing$251,790
PostvilleCDBG Housing$251,790
FayetteCDBG Housing$251,790
WaukonWellmark $25,000
WaukonArlin Falck$5,000
WaukonAllamakee County Community Foundation$400
5-county areaCog Assistance$11,764
5-county areaDOT FTA Planning$24,632
5-county areaDOT SRP Planning$24,632
5-county areaDOT Surface Transportation$2,084,804
5-county areaDOT Transportation Alternatives Program$117,361
5-county areaDOT STBG TAP FLEX$89,800
5-county areaNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$275,942
5-county areaWIOA$345,394
5-county areaSection 8$1,284,945


FayetteFayette County Housing Trust Fund$49,012
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$222,543
Tri-state region- WI, IA , MNWISE PLAN$20,000
5-county areaEDA Planning Grant$70,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$10,079
West UnionIDPH 5-2-1-0$15,300
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$2,500
OelweinCDBG Housing$245,250
GarnavilloCDBG Housing$245,250
5-county areaFederal Home Loan Bank- Housing Rehab$733,700
5-county areaTenant-based Rental Assistance$105,964
PostvilleFirst Time Home Buyer$188,500
5-county areaRHA- Housing$1,403,426
RidgewayCDBG Water/Sewer$300,000
CalmarCDBG Water/Sewer$300,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$58,821
5-county areaDOT- FTA Planning$24,650
5-county areaDOT- SRP Planning$24,650
5-county areaDOT- Surface Transportation$2,085,505
5-county areaDOT- Transportation Alternatives$120,093
5-county areaDOT- STBG TAP FLEX$89,071
5-county areaWIOA$409,398


5-county areaEDA Planning Grant$66,000
Clayton CountySafe Routes to School$500
Winneshiek CountySafe Routes to School$3,810
Allamakee CountySafe Routes to School$1,000
Fayette CountySafe Routes to School$2,200
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$4,000
West UnionSafe Routes to School$1,500
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$56,932
Howard CountySafe Routes to School$4,000
Allamakee/Winneshiek County                   Safe Routes to School$4,100
WatervilleSafe Routes to School$171
Winneshiek CountySafe Routes to School$975
Strawberry PointCDBG Water/Sewer$417,00
PostvilleCDBG Water/Sewer$500,000
Fayette CountyTrout Fishing Maps$2,500
Allamakee CountyHazard Mitigation Plan$19,012
Fayette CountyHazard Mitigation Plan$22,500
5-county areaSurface Transportation Program (STP)$2,055,821
5-county areaTransportation Alternatives Program (TAP)$165,177
5-county areaFTA - Planning - DOT$24,553
5-county areaFHWA - SPR DOT Planning$24,533
6-county areaWIOA$387,274
6-county areaJob Driven NEG$292,275
6-county areaSector Partnership NEG$108,887
5-county areaSection 8 - HUD$1,586,312
Allamakee/Winneshiek/Howard/ClaytonNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$228,851
Fayette CountyFayette County Housing Trust Fund$51,100
Strawberry PointCDBG Housing$245,250
McGregorCDBG Housing$245,250
MononaCDBG Housing$235,440


6-county areaSoy Basics$50,000
6-county areaWIA$475,000
5-county area                                                               Surface Transportation (for projects and planning)$2,050,873
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$133,108
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$24,779
5-county area                                            FHWA (for planning)$24,779
5-county areaBusiness Network$18,000
5-county areaSection 8$1,318,671
5-county areaCOG$10,294
5-county areaEDA$61,000
Fayette CountyTRRC$2,500
PostvilleCDBG Water/Sewer$500,000
LansingCDBG Water/Sewer$208,650
MarquetteHousing - CDBG$235,440
CalmarHousing - CDBG$245,000
WIA (DubuqueIBMEI Grant$20,000
5-county areaSpectrum RBEG-USDA Rural Enterprise Business Grant$99,000
5-county areaPlanning Grant EDA$66,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$47,091
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$24,000
West UnionSafe Routes to School$2,000
Allamakee CountySafe Routes to School$500
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$4,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$4,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$3,000
GuttenbergCDBG Water/Sewer$150,000


DubuqueQuad Graphics WIA State Emergency$30,000
6-county areaWIA$353,966
5-county areaSurface Transportation (for projects and planning)$2,050,873
5-county area                                                       Transit (for planning)$24,779
5-county area                                            FHWA (for planning)$24,779
5-county areaBusiness Network$32,000
5-county areaSection 8$1,223,095
5-county areaCOG$10,294
5-county areaTBRA$36,550
Fayette CountyCommunity Foundation-Safe Routes to School Program$3,500
5-county areaNEIRHTF$356,742
Fayette CountyFCLHTF$83,540
Allamakee CountyCDBG-Community Facilities (TASC)$311,972
Lime SpringsEECBG Grant$9,345
5-county areaEDA$61,000
6-county areaYouth Career Connect (YAC)$3,729,123
WinneshiekWinneshiek County Development$35,500
Fayette CountyFayette County Development$75,000
CalmarCity of Calmar$21,000
West UnionCity of West Union$79,500
DecorahSpectrum Industries$99,999
5-county areaIowa Food Hub$88,000


McGregorFEMA-Hazard Mitigation$1,404,990
McGregorCDBG-Disaster Stormwater$468,331
Fayette CountyCDBG-Child Care Center$600,000
Postville/West UnionIFA-Home$410,000
Lime SpringsEDSA-Lime Springs Beef, LLC$500,000
CrescoIDPH-Iowans Fit for Life$10,000
Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton & FayetteIDPH-Walking With a Purpose$3,000
North Fayette School DistrictIDPH-Walking School Bus Project$4,500
Postville, OelweinIDPH-I-Walk$9,000
5-county areaSection 8$1,237,816
5-county areaTBRA$19,550
5-county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)$2,201,592
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$167,004
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$23,631
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)$23,631
5-county areaCOG$10,294
5-county areaRWIB$4,000
6-county areaWIA/Promise Jobs$498,808
5-county areaBusiness Network$59,500
Lime SpringsEnergy Efficient Community Block Grant$9,345


Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$266,081
Fayette CountyIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$70,880
5-county areaSafe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Grant$115,000
WaukonCDBG Housing$324,000
McGregorCDBG Housing$324,000
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekClayton County Foundation$1,000
OelweinIowa Finance Authority-HOME Program$400,000
Garnavillo, Strawberry Point, McGregorIowa Finance Authority-HOME Program$400,000
DecorahCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster$37,497
FayetteCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster$593,009
GarnavilloCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster$173,298
5-county areaTBRA-Rental Assistance$170,000
5-county areaHUD Section 8 Rental Assistance$940,393
ElkaderCDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade$500,000
West UnionCDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade$500,000
Valley SchoolHazard Mitigation-Tornado Safe Room$727,361
5-county areaConnect Iowa$7,226
5-county areaSurface Transportation Funds (for projects & planning)$2,303,912
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$173,886
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$23,480
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)$23,480
5-county areaCOG$1,294
5-county areaRWIB$4,000
6-county areaWIA/Promise Jobs$869,897
5-county areaBusiness Network$94,000


GarnavilloCDBG Water/Sewer$300,000
RISE LTD/Clayton CountyCDBG Community Facility$298,940
Patty Elwood/Howard CountyCDBG Community Facility$600,000
City of FayetteCDBG Downtown Revitalization$500,000
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeEDA Community Facilities$1,176,007
Luther College/City of DecorahIowa Office of Energy Independence$70,460
LuanaCDBG Housing$238,200
Strawberry PointCDBG Housing$316,000
ElkaderCDBG Housing$232,200
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$302,001
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekUSDA-Housing Preservation Grant$51,161
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekAllamakee County Community Foundation$5,000
Fayette CountyIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$78,373
West UnionCDBG-Disaster Funds, Upper Story Multi-Family$1,256,100
Strawberry PointCDBG-Disaster Funds-SFNP Round 3$86,675
6-county areaRural Business Enterprise Grant-USDA Rural Development$90,000
UERPCWinneshiek County Foundation$4,025
UERPCArlin Falck Foundation$500
UERPCAlliant Energy$1,500
UERPCBlack Hills Energy$500
5-county areaSection 8$1,303,807
5-county areaTBRA$19,550
5-county areaSurface Transportation Funds (projects & planning)$2,237,379
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$154,013
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$23,413
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)$23,747
5-county areaCOG$10,294
5-county areaRWIB$3,200
6-county areaWIA/Promise Jobs$831,604
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-Rockwell Sumner$283,323
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-On the Job Training$60,780
5-county areaBusiness Network$142,616


Fayette CountyCDBG$62,500
Winneshiek CountyCDBG$120,000
PostvilleHOME-First Time Homebuyer$502,300
OelweinCDBG-Drinking Water$3,120,000
Lime SpringsChildcare/Tornado Shelter$1,300,000
West UnionCDBG-Infrastructure$8,000,000
GuttenbergEDA-Tourism/Community Dvlp$1,966,000
Multiple countiesHazard Mitigation$334,559
City of FayetteCDBG-Water/Sewer$1,462,000
GarnavilloCDBG-Storm Water$993,150
Fayette/Clayton CountyUSDA-Turkey River Recreational$171,000
4-county areaIFA-Housing Trust Fund$310,851
Fayette CountyOEI-Healthcare Business Prairie View Energy$140,815
DecorahOEI-City of Decorah Energy$1,654,988
SpillvilleCDBG-Wastewater Treatment$1,231,604
Tri StateTraining-WIA Youth Offender$1,240,000
Tri StateTraining-WIA Green Jobs Initiative$2,058,250
LuanaCDBG-Drinking Water$540,000
McGregor/MarquetteUSDA-Community Facilities-Driftless Area$200,000
McGregor/MarquetteDNR-REAP-Driftless Area$50,000
UERPCEDA-Economic Development Initiative$61,000
27 counties, MN and IAEDA-Economic Development Initiative$200,000
5-county area businessesDED-Jumpstart Business$564,674
ClermontState Historical-Clermont-Larrabee School$37,500
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-Green Giant$68,900
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-TANF Youth Program$115,514
5-county areaSection 8$1,386,914
5-county areaTBRA$19,550
5-county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)$1,961,886
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$145,465
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$23,915
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)$23,915
5-county areaCOG$8,470
5-county areaRWIB$3,200


Winneshiek CountyDepartment of Labor-Rockwell Collins SEG
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-Bundled SEG
AllamakeeDepartment of Labor-Northern Engraving NEG
FayetteDepartment of Labor-Atwood Mobile NEG
Winneshiek & HowardDepartment of Labor-Featherlite Trailers NEG
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-ARRA Adult & Youth RFP
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-Summer Action Program
5-county areaSection 8
5-county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)
5-county areaTransit (for planning)
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)
5-county areaARRA funds (for projects)
5-county areaCOG
5-county areaRWIB

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The UERPC November 2021 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Mon, November 15, 2021

The UERPC November 2021 Newsletter is here!

Highlights include:

  • Changes on the Horizon for UERPC
  • Northeast Iowa's multi-use trails are becoming a "backbone" of the region's economy; UERPC's analysis puts dollar sign on their impact
  • Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Funding Available for COVID-19 Recovery
  • UERPC Notices
  • UERPC 2021 Legislative Event Scheduled for December 3rd
  • UERPC Announces Resilience Toolkit for Small Businesses
  • Keep Iowa Beautiful Photography Contest Happening Now
  • November SRTS Monthly Motivators- Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day
  • November 5-2-1-0 Feature

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The UERPC October 2021 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Tue, October 19, 2021
The UERPC October 2021 Newsletter is here! 
Highlights include:
  • Upper Explorerland and Winneshiek Energy District Lead Regional Electric Vehicle Collaborative
  • City of New Albin Awarded CDBG Water/Sewer Grant
  • Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Funding Available for COVID-19 Recovery
  • Annual Walk Celebrations
  • Meet the New 5-2-1-0 Communities!
  • SRTS Monthly Motivators
  • October 5-2-1-0 Feature

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Job Opening-Community Housing Coordinator

Posted: Mon, October 11, 2021

UPDATE:  This position has been filled.

Upper Explorerland Regional Housing Authority is hiring a Community Housing Coordinator. This position will work under the direction of the Housing Department Head and Community Housing team to facilitate administration of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Section 8 program under contract with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission and HUD Housing. This candidate should have good organizational and communication skills. The candidate must have strong attention to detail, ability to organize work, determine priorities and meet deadlines, manage, and work harmoniously with employees and interact with the general public in a tactful and courteous manner, good verbal and written communication skills and maintain a valid driver’s license. Upper Explorerland offers a full benefit package including health insurance, dental, vision, retirement, short term and long-term disability. 

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RPA-1 Policy Board to consider two TIP amendments at Oct. 20 meeting

Posted: Thu, September 30, 2021

For details on the propsed TIP amendments and information on how to submit comments, visit the following weblink.

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