Revolving Loan Programs

Revolving Loan Programs

The Upper Explorerland Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are designed to provide financing to new and expanding small businesses for which credit is not otherwise available on terms and conditions, which permit completion and/or the successful operation of proposed business activities.

Nondiscrimination Statement:
"This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov."


For more information on this program, please contact Diana Johnson.

Other Incentive and RLF Programs

Other Incentive and RLF Programs

Each entity below also offers a revolving loan fund option for start-up or existing businesses.  Additional funds can be utilized for the purchase of real estate, construction, building rehabilitation and much more.  For more information, see applications below or contact your local economic development office.

News Headlines

Job Opening-Community Housing Associate

Posted: Fri, May 28, 2021
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is looking for a Community Housing Associate. The Community Housing Associate is a full-time position that works under the general direction of the Housing Department Head. Responsibilities include providing community development administrative and technical assistance to UERPC and its individual member cities and counties. This positions works primarily with federally funded programs designed to assist low income homeowners and first-time homebuyers with housing rehabilitation projects within the five-county region served by Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC). The Community Housing Associate assists with all aspects of administering grant programs within the Housing Department, including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program, Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) and Federal Home Loan Bank.
 
For a full job description, go to www.uerpc.org/job-opportunities.
 
Upper Explorerland is an EEO/EEP employer. Please summit resume and cover letter to: Executive Director, Rachell Howe, at 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101 or email to rhowe@uerpc.org.
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The UERPC May 2021 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Fri, May 14, 2021

The UERPC May 2021 Newsletter is here! https://mailchi.mp/6d89c0365ad0/uerpc-may-2021-newsletter-5525705 

Highlights include:

  • All-In Allamakee! County Adopts Comprehensive Plan Developed in Partnership with UERPC
  • CDBG Grant Provides Affordable Work Transportation to Employees of Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs
  • Regional Transportation Planning Update
  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program- Helping Families Connect During the Pandemic
  • UERPC Participates in Pick-Up Iowa
  • UERPC Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month
  • UERPC is Open
  • Notice:  UERPC offices will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day
  • Board Member Spotlight:  Larry Schellhammer
  • Senator Grassley Visits Northeast Iowa
  • New Tax Credits Support On-the-Clock Vaccination
  • NICC Virtual Training Opportunities
  • Winneshiek County Trail Safety Campaign
  • May SRTS Monthly Motivators:  May is Bike Month and Bike to School Day!
  • May 5-2-1-0 Feature:  May is Mental Health Month


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Transportation Policy Board to meet May 19th

Posted: Wed, May 12, 2021

The next RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The Enhancement and Technical Committees will meet beforehand at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., respectively.

These meetings will take place via electronic means pursuant to the provisions of the Iowa Open Meetings Law, Section 21.8, Code of Iowa. For information on accessing the meeting, contact Aaron Detter at adetter@uerpc.org or (563) 419-6126.

AGENDA

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of the agenda
3. Approval of the March 17th, 2021 meeting minutes
4. Public Hearing: RPA-1 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP)
5. Consideration and possible board action: Adoption of RPA-1 TPWP
6. RPA-1 Staff Updates
7. NEICAC/EARL Transit Updates
8. Iowa DOT Updates
9. Floor Items
10. Set next meeting date
11. Adjournment

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RPA-1 draft Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) for SFY 22 available for public review and comment

Posted: Fri, April 30, 2021

The Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) for Regional Planning Affiliation 1 (RPA-1) and the Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) Transportation Policy Board is now available for public review and comment. The document will be available for public review for a minimum of 15 days prior to adoption, and will be considered for adoption at the Board’s next meeting, May 19th, 2021 at 11:00.

For more information, please visit: http://www.uerpc.org/public-comment.html

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