Anytime is a great time to start thinking about your community or organization's short and long term goals. UERPC has the staff and resources to help your community or group bring great ideas together into a workable and successful action plan. Planning can take many forms from large projects, such as comprehensive planning and hazard mitigation planning, to smaller facilitation and public engagement projects. The planning process generally involves (1) data and background information collection; (2) facilitating and compiling stakeholder input and identifying their priorities through a variety of methods including meetings, surveys and focus groups; and (3) creating a final document or action plan.
Examples of plans include:
Taking the time to plan and involve community members leads to projects and activities that are supported by community members! UERPC can also assist communities with Urban Renewal Plans, Urban Revitalization Plans and City Ordinance updates.
We would be happy to visit with you about our planning and facilitation services, please contact Rachelle Howe or Michelle Barness for more information.
"My reservations about my part in doing a Comprehensive Plan for Hawkeye were put to rest at our first meeting. Seeing how the whole process is laid out made sense and opened the door to active, interesting and informative meetings. To bond our team we created a name, Vision Hawkeye, and had T-shirts made. After that Karla guided us through the process. Every step showed a purpose and later meetings showed us results. The one thing I was impressed with was the need to have the community all working in the same direction for common goals. The city’s statistics and community input really helped us lay that out. The final comprehensive plan, and it is comprehensive, is easy to understand and involves all of our local organizations to move Hawkeye in the right direction."
Leon Dietzenbach, Vision Hawkeye member
Applications for Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program (Iowa’s TAP) and Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds are now available for the UERPC region. These programs support diverse transportation projects within our region, from streets and bridges to sidewalks and transit. The current applicaiton cycle is for funding in federal fiscal year 2024.
Eligible applicants include all public agencies and local governments within the RPA-1 region that have jurisdiction over public rights-of-way for transportation (including walking and bicycling facilities); public transportation agencies; and agencies with transportation planning responsibilities. RPA-1 includes the Counties of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek and public agencies and local governments with jurisdictions therein. For more information, contact Aaron Detter at 563-382-6171, ext. 1203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application are due February 28, 2020 and can be found on the UERPC website.
The UERPC January 2020 Newsletter is here! https://mailchi.mp/e3fa154e87f2/uerpc-january-2020-newsletter-3133317
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The Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) is excited to announce they were awarded State Housing Trust Fund dollars of $229,763. State Housing Trust Fund dollars are partnered together with local match to assist limited income households in our five-county region of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.
Applications are available for first-time homebuyers, homeowners, landlord/for-profit organizations or non-profit organizations to promote and create affordable housing activities. Funding availability can go up to $10,000 in the form of a grant or low-interest rate loan. For an application or more information on the NEIRHTF program, please contact Sarah at 563-864-7551, ext. 1101. Applications are also available in our housing section on our website, http://uerpc.org/housing-trust-fund.html.
Upper Explorerland RPC is accepting bids for upper roofing and sidewall project.
Please submit a bid to include the upper roofing project and sidewall project at the Decorah UERPC office, 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA. Contractors are required to maintain personal liability insurance with no less than $500,000 coverage. Please contact Rachelle Howe (563-382-6171 or email@example.com) for more details regarding the project. Bids can be mailed to UERPC (attn: Rachelle Howe, 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101), emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 563-864-7535.no later than 4:30 pm on 1/24/20.