UERPC Financial Report

June 30, 2017

UERPC Financial Report

UERPC has become recognized as a regional resource for addressing issues that require that regional perspective, obtaining over $241 million in grant funds since its establishment in November of 1972.  More specifically, this fiscal year UERPC obtained over $6.0 million from grant funds for our various counties and communities.

Fiscal year 2016-2017 has been a year in review and reflection for UERPC.  The organization updated their bylaws, articles of agreement, employee handbook, investment plan, capitalization plan, and credit card policy.  The updates not only gave the Board a time to review each plan but also dream as to what the future holds for the agency.  The Commission has also contracted with an outside firm to complete an employee pay plan. A committee of staff members to assist with the pay plan was developed and it is hoped to be completed in 2018.

UERPC planning and general administration revenue is expected to tighten as compared with the previous year.  Federal and state capital and operating grants are expected to further tighten moving forward due to  federal budget concerns.  UERPC is preparing for the reduction of funding.  With the new Sage 50 financial program, the Commission has reduced financial staff from four to two members over the past two years.  The Commission also reduced its’ housing inspector position as well as the contractual work with outside planners.  This work will be carried out by existing staff.  The commission continues to diversify their work to fulfill the needs of the region such as fiscal agent and administrative work, contracting employees to various agencies and researching and writing new grants for our counties and communities.  These fee-based services are more important than ever to the Commission’s budget.

UERPC continues to have two locations to better serve their clients.  In the Postville office, Northeast Iowa Community Action has joined the partnership and holds an office.  UERPC continues its’ partnerships within the Decorah location with IowaWorks, Hawkeye Community College, Goodwill, and ISU Extension. Within the IowaWorks center, UERPC is just one partner in the one-stop shop for residents within the region with workforce needs.

News Headlines

Check out these upcoming events in and around Riceville on May 5th!

Posted: Thu, April 26, 2018

Check out these events happening in and around Riceville on May 5th!

1)  IronHorse Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K Race - first USTAF Certified and Sanctioned race of its kind in our area and it is being run nearly exclusively on the Wapsi-Great Western Line (WGWL) Trail - Iowa's first interstate connecting trail with Minnesota. 

2) WGWL Trail's Southern Branch Grand Opening with five Celebration Stations to enjoy as enthusiasts traverse the new section of trail.

To learn more, check out the WGWL Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/wgwltrail/

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NEIRHTF is now Accepting Applications

Posted: Tue, April 24, 2018

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.

This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Esta institución es un Proveedor de Igual Oportunidad

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UERPC April Newsletter

Posted: Mon, April 16, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Spring Walking School Bus Season is here!
  • Board Member Spotlight D. Warren Fisk
  • Monthly Workshops at IowaWORKS in Decorah
  • Northeast Iowa Farmer's Markets
  • Walk-on Waukon
  • Walk More Connect More
  • Solar Energy for Non-Taxable Entities Workshop
  • Selling Essentials for Iowa Businesses
  • Upcoming Allamakee County Housing Study Meetings
  • Jes Wegner Recognized for Physical Activity Efforts in Fayette County
  • Don't forget Mother's Day - Sunday, May 13th!
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UERPC March Newsletter

Posted: Mon, March 19, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • ICOG Legislative Breakfast
  • Upcoming Events
  • Healthy kids and families live 5-2-1-0
  • IowaWORKS to host "Real Colors" workshop
  • Iowa Association of Councils of Governements Staff Training
  • Winter Marathon Challenge Receives Positive Feedback from Participants
  • Luther College Job Fair a success
  • NEIRHTF has funding available
  • UERPC offices will be closed Friday, March 30th for Good Friday
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