Listed below for your reference are acronyms seen throughout correspondence with UERPC that are used to identify various plans, grants, publications, and agencies.
|AHP||Affordable Housing 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|
|COG||Council of Governments|
|CQR||Community Quick Reference|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|WIRB||Watershed Improvement Review Board|
To: Local Area Contractors or Developers
From: Sarah Snitker, Program Administrator
RE: Information on 2 Upcoming Meetings
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) will be holding an informational meeting for local contractors or developers interested in higher education of their craft. This meeting will be instructed by Bill McAnally and discuss high performance building information and ways to make homes more energy efficient.
Bill has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. He was a building contractor for over 15 years specializing in new home and light commercial construction. During this time he focused on energy-efficient and healthy building methods. Bill was also a carpentry instructor for Iowa Central Community College for 17 years, eventually serving as Department Chair of Industrial Technology. Bill now operates Bill McAnally Consulting.
This meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:30 A.M. at the Upper Explorerland Conference Room, 134 W. Greene Street, Postville, IA. This meeting will be free of charge.
For any contractors interested in bidding or working on projects within the City of Lansing through the Lansing Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program, this meeting is highly encouraged as it will discuss ways in which work will have to be done for these projects.
UERPC along with USDA, IFA and IEDA will be hosting a housing incentives meeting to discuss options for housing incentives available in our area. This meeting will discuss the Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Programs, all HOME assistance programs and also about loans and grants available through USDA. This meeting will be held at the Oelwein Economic Development Office at 25 W Charles Street in Oelwein on Tuesday, May 19th at 11 a.m.
If you are interested in attending these meetings or would like more information please contact Sarah at 563-864-7551 ext. 101 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Families throughout Northeast Iowa are invited to attend the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival on Thursday, April 30, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Northeast Iowa Community College Wilder Business Center, 1625 Highway 150 South, Calmar, Iowa. The festival is free and open to the public.
Over 30 activities and organizations will be at this hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) festival created especially for 3rd-8th grade students and their families. Attendees can view the night sky from a star lab, fly a flight simulator, conduct amazing science experiments, and much more!
The goals of this festival are to increase students’ interests in STEM and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of STEM-related educational and career opportunities.
The Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival is a community-wide partnership led by Northeast Iowa Region Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at University of Northern Iowa, Northeast Iowa Business Network (in part, by the Iowa Economic Development Authority), Northeast Iowa Community College, Keystone AEA, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, IowaWorks, and Upper Exploreland Regional Planning Commission.
The Northeast STEM Region, managed by Jeff Beneke, is one of six Iowa STEM Regions guided by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and dedicated to building a strong STEM education foundation for all Iowans. For more information about this STEM Region or the Iowa STEM Network, contact Jeff Beneke at 319-273-7397 or go to http://www.neiowastem.com.
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