Acronyms

Acronyms

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
 DTR Downtown Revitalization
 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

News Headlines

UERPC March Newsletter

Posted: Tue, March 22, 2016
Some of the headlines you can read about:
*Annual STEM Festival
*Sam Whitehead replaces Organist at FCED
*Christensen Attends Conference in Minnesota
*EDA Priorities
*Audit Complete
*Financing Options for Small Business
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UERPC February Newsletter

Posted: Mon, February 15, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • USDA Community Facility Loan Program
  • Board Member Spotlight - Denise Schneider
  • Expansion Planned in Decorah
  • Brownfields Workshop
  • Retirement Party for Mary
  • Audit Complete
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American Heart Association Hosts Safe Routes to School Legislative Breakfast at Iowa State Capitol

Posted: Mon, January 18, 2016

The American Heart Association of Iowa held their first Legislative Breakfast of 2016 on Wednesday, January 13th at the Iowa State Capitol focusing on the need for a state funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program.  As a federally-funded program, SRTS provides the financial resources to repair sidewalks, hire crossing guards, and remove the barriers that discourage parents from allowing their students to walk to school.  Because Iowa has received limited federal funds, the American Heart Association is encouraging the state legislature to invest $1.8 million to create a state-funded Safe Routes to School program.

Supporters and volunteers from across the state joined the American Heart Association at the Iowa State Capitol to talk with their lawmakers about why they support a state-funded SRTS program due to the health, safety and economic benefits it will provide for all Iowans, and especially children.  Supporters were able to talk with approximately 50 Iowa legislators who were in attendance at the breakfast including Senator Liz Mathis, Representative Dave Heaton, Senator Mike Gronstal, Representative Linda Miller, Senator Janet Petersen and Representative Dave Maxwell, who is also a heart disease survivor.  

One supporter who came to talk with legislators at the event was Ashley Christensen, Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Northeast Iowa.  She talked about the health benefits saying, “Children today are not getting enough physical activity which leads to many health issues.  And one of the best ways to create more opportunities for our children to be active is through supporting Safe Routes to School.”

There are safety and economic benefits, along with many others, that a SRTS program would provide as well.  It would cut down on pedestrian accidents because in areas without sidewalks, children are twice as likely to be struck by a vehicle.  And allowing school districts to cut even just one bus route would save a school district $37,000 per year, easing the financial burden on schools already struggling with budget cuts.

To learn more about Safe Routes to School in Iowa the public is encouraged to contact the American Heart Association’s Safe Routes to School Campaign Manager Carrie Mueller at Carrie.Mueller@heart.org or 515-414-3212 or visit www.HealthierIowa.com.

About the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association:
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.

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UERPC January Newsletter

Posted: Mon, January 18, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Transportation Alternatives Project (TAP) Applications due February 26, 2016
  • Board Member Spotlight-Mark Kuhn
  • Surface Transportation Project (STP) Applications due February 26, 2016
  • I-Walk Project
  • Housing Fund Receives Grant
  • UERPC Hosts Annual Legislative Event
  • Safe Routes Approved for Funding
  • IowaWorks Did you Know-Apprenticeships
  • IARC Hosts Legislative Event at Capitol
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