UERPC Financial Report

June 30, 2015

UERPC Financial Report

UERPC has become recognized as an ideal vehicle for addressing issues that require a regional perspective, obtaining over $233 million in grant funds since its establishment in November of 1972.  More specifically, this fiscal year UERPC obtained over $5.9 million from grant funds for our various counties and communities.

Diversity was the focal point during FY 2015.  UERPC management team sought out several new projects that were new to the Council of Government (COG) world and to UERPC.   The diversity of the new projects has allowed UERPC to increase financial security and independence from state and federal program inconsistencies.

Management predicts a typical year of encounters within the fiscal year 2015.  UERPC management realizes that grant funding is likely to continue to decline going forward; UERPC’s future success depends on its ability to continue to increase its’ diversity within the industry by providing services for which a fee can be charged.  Many of the types of programs/projects have begun in 2014.  Many of the programs that have traditionally had greater stability of funding are now receiving or are threatened to continue to receive lower funding levels.  The low-income rental assistance program, community development block grants, and workforce development programs are all experiencing decreases in funding.  Management continues to monitor these programs and their funding levels, while researching new opportunities.

UERPC has expanded its’ partnerships within the agency to both office locations.  In the Postville office, Northeast Iowa Community Action has joined the partnership and holds an office within the Postville location.  UERPC continues its’ partnerships within the Decorah location with IowaWorks, Hawkeye Community College, Goodwill, and ISU Extension. UERPC is ecstatic to become a one-stop shop for residents within the region. Additionally, the purchase of an office building in Decorah has had a positive impact on cash flow for the organization.  The rental income from our partners has significantly offset occupancy costs associated with the new building and will provide an annual source of unrestricted revenue funds for UERPC.

News Headlines

UERPC March 2017 Newsletter

Posted: Mon, March 20, 2017

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • City of Oelwein Fix and Flip Housing Loan Program
  • Employee Spotlight Valerie Reinke
  • Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival
  • Emerging Technology: Pollutant Removal Systems for Municipal and Industrial Wastewater
  • Clayton County Job Fair
  • UERPC Wellness Day
  • UERPC to Update their Transportation Planning Work Program
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UERPC February 2017 Newsletter

Posted: Fri, February 17, 2017

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Legislative Breakfast
  • Board Spotlight - Megan Kohr
  • ICOG Launches New Logo
  • 2017 NE Iowa Family STEM Festival
  • Community Walks
  • WSB Takes Hollywood by Storm
  • Iowa Walking College
  • ITC Midwest partners with NIBN
  • Iowa's New Way To Connect for Shared Rides
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UERPC January 2017 Newsletter

Posted: Wed, January 18, 2017

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • UERPC Legislative Event
  • Board Spotlight-Jill Halverson
  • Construction Simulator Open House
  • Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program
  • UERPC Board Changes
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UERPC December Newsletter

Posted: Mon, December 19, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Wellmark Foundation Awarding Grants
  • Employee Spotlight-Karen Cooper
  • Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Challenge
  • Oelwein Housing Study Completed
  • Inspired Magazine article
  • Clayton County Housing Study Wrapping Up
  • State Housing Trust Fund Grants to Spur Affordable Housing
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