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

Bank of the West Charitable Investment Grant

Posted: Wed, August 24, 2016

A grant from Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments program, was awarded to Upper Explorerland’s Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) on behalf of Winneshiek County Development, Inc., in the amount of $4,000 to benefit the organization's housing programs throughout northeast Iowa. The NEIRHTF serves all of Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. The goal of this program is to develop, redevelop, rehabilitate, and renovate single-family and/or multi-family owner-occupied and rental dwellings. These funds can be used for roof repair, furnace repair and replacement, energy efficiency updates, electrical and plumbing, handicap accessibility, homebuyer assistance, etc.
 
For more information about the program, please contact Lori Brockway or Sarah Snitker at 563-864-7551 or by visiting http://uerpc.org/housing-trust-fund.html

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UERPC August Newsletter

Posted: Wed, August 17, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Safe Routes to School
  • Employee Spotlight-Ross Hadley
  • NICC Offers Class "Creating a Respectful Workplace"
  • NEIRHTF is accepting applications
  • Walkability Workshop
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UERPC July Newsletter

Posted: Mon, July 18, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about:

  • UERPC and ECIA Partnership
  • Employee Spotlight-Amy Chicos
  • EDA Awards Planning Dollars
  • NE IA highlighted in Walking Book
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UERPC June Newsletter

Posted: Mon, June 20, 2016

Some of the headlines you can read about:

  • Summer Intern on Board-Jesse Vorwald
  • Northeast Iowa Clerk's Association Meets
  • Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Program
  • Summertime Health Tips
  • NEIRHTF is Accepting Applications
  • Five Projects Awarded to Northeast Iowa Commuties
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