Listed below for your reference are acronyms seen throughout correspondence with UERPC that are used to identify various plans, grants, publications, and agencies.
|ACCF||Allamakee County Community Foundation|
|AHP||Affordable Housing Program|
|AIP||Federal Airport Improvement Program|
|AMI||Area Median Income|
|CBP||Community Builder Plan|
|CDBG||Community Development Block Grant|
|CEBA||Community Economic Betterment Account|
|CEDS||Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy|
|CEPP||Community Economic Preparedness Program|
|CIRAS||Center of Industrial Research and Service|
|CMAQ||Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality|
|COG||Council of Governments|
|CQR||Community Quick Reference|
|C-STEP||County-State Traffic Engineering Program|
|DHS||Department of Human Services|
|DOE||Department of Energy|
|DOT||Department of Transportation|
|EDA||Economic Development Administration|
|EDSA||Economic Development Set-Aside|
|EFSP||Emergency Food and Shelter Program|
|EMD||Emergency Management Division|
|EPA||Environmental Protection Agency|
|FCLHTF||Fayette County Local Housing Trust Fund|
|FEMA||Federal Emergency Management Agency|
|FHLB||Federal Home Loan Bank|
|FHWA||Federal Highway Administration|
|FTA||Federal Transit Administration|
|HAAPP||Housing Assessment and Action Planning Program|
|HIRE||Helping Iowa's Rural Economy|
|HMGP||Hazard Mitigation Grant Program|
|HOME||First Time Homebuyer Program|
|HPG||Housing Preservation Grant|
|HSG, INC.||Housing Incorporated|
|HUD||Housing and Urban Development|
|IARC||Iowa Association of Regional Councils (now ICOG)|
|ICAAP||Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program|
|ICOG||Iowa Council of Governments|
|IEDA||Iowa Economic Department Authority|
|IDM||Institute for Decision Making|
|IDNR||Iowa Department of Natural Resources|
|IFA||Iowa Finance Authority|
|ISU||Iowa State University|
|IWE||Iowa Waste Exchange|
|IWRC||Iowa Waste Reduction Center|
|LESA||Land Evaluation and Site Assessment|
|LHAP||Local Housing Assistance Program|
|LHTF||Local Housing Trust Fund|
|LMI||Low to Moderate Income|
|LOIS||Location One Information Services|
|MPO||Metropolitan Planning Organization|
|NEIAC||Northeast Iowa Community Action|
|NIBN||Northeast Iowa Business Network|
|NICC||Northeast Iowa Community College|
|PFSA||Public Facilities Set-Aside|
|PTIG||Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program|
|RBEG||Rural Business Enterprise Grant|
|RBOG||Rural Business Opportunity Grant|
|RC&D||Resource Conservation and Development|
|RD||Rural Development (formerly FmHA)|
|REAP||Resource Enhancement and Protection|
|RHA||Regional Housing Authority|
|RISE||Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy|
|RLF||Revolving Loan Fund|
|RPA||Regional Planning Affiliation|
|RTA||Regional Transportation Authority|
|RTC||Regional Transit Commission|
|SCORE||Service Corps of Retired Executives|
|SRF||State Revolving Fund|
|STIP||State Transportation Improvement Program|
|SWAP||Solid Waste Alternatives Program|
|TBRA||Tenant-Based Rental Assistance|
|TEAP||Iowa Traffic Engineering Assistance Program|
|TIF||Tax Increment Financing|
|TIP||Transportation Improvement Program|
|TPWP||Transportation Planning Work Program|
|TRRC||Turkey River Recreational Corridor|
|UI||University of Iowa|
|UIU||Upper Iowa University|
|UNI||University of Northern Iowa|
|USDA-RD||United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development|
|U-STEP||Urban-State Traffic Engineering Program|
|WCCF||Winneshiek County Community Foundation|
|WIRB||Watershed Improvement Review Board|
All In Allamakee: Allamakee County’s Comprehensive Plan
Allamakee County is partnering with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission to develop a new comprehensive plan for the County. Dubbed All In Allamakee, or the "All-In Plan" for short, the plan will consider a host of issues related to economic development, housing, transportation, parks, infrastructure, etc., all of which have an impact on residents' quality of life.
The All-In Plan will be in development through the rest of 2018 and much of 2019. During this time there will be several opportunities for residents to get involved. Public meetings will be held in Lansing, Waukon, and Postville where attendees will help create a countywide vision for Allamakee County’s future. Later in the process, topic-specific focus groups will be held to help create goals and strategies to achieve that vision.
Residents and visitors to Allamakee County are invited to complete a very brief questionnaire on how they feel about Allamakee County. We also invite and encourage all residents and visitors of Allamakee County to give input on a broader array of issues in Allamakee County by taking a more detailed survey. Visit the web addresses below to fill out the brief questionnaire and take the survey.
Finally, we invite Twitter and Instagram users to tweet and share photos of everything you love about Allamakee County by using #AllInAllamakee. We may contact you for permission to use your tweet or photo in the final plan!
If you’d like to be added to our contact list so you can be notified of updates and events related to the All-In Plan, and/or if you are interested in being in one of the focus groups, please contact Aaron Detter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-382-6171.
The development of the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Region 1 Planning Affiliation (RPA-1) has begun, which includes Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. The plan considers all modes of transportation and lays out the region’s transportation priorities and goals for the future. We are seeking broad community feedback to help guide the plan’s development.
The online Community Survey for the plan is now available at the link below.
UERPC invites and encourage everyone to take the survey!
The survey is open to anyone who lives in, works in, or visits the five-county area. The broader the distribution of the survey, the better and more complete the feedback will be for the plan. Please feel free to share the survey link with family and friends, as well as through any e-mail lists or social media platforms available to you.
Feel free to contact Aaron at 563-382-6171, ext. 203 with any questions regarding the survey.
Thanks for participating and helping to get the word out!
Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:
NEIRHTF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) is accepting applications for housing rehabilitationimprovement projects. Applicants can be low-moderate income homeowners, landlord/for-profit organizations or non-profit organizations to promote and create affordable housing activities. All applicants must be in one of the four 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 Upper Explorerland RPC, at 563-864-7551 ext. 101 for Sarah Snitker. You can also obtain an application online at www.uerpc.org, Housing, Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund.
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