Accomplishments

Accomplishments


Above are pictures of some of the projects that UERPC is involved with. Below is a list of grants that UERPC has had a large part in helping each entity receive or administrate for the Northeast Iowa region.


2019

5-county areaSafe Routes to School$60,545
6-county area                                        Nature Explore$7,500
West Union                                                IDPH 5-2-1-0$10,000
West UnionIDPH Nemours$800
WaukonAllamakee County Community Foundation$20,000
5-county area                                      Northeast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$254,951
5-county areaSection 8$1,061,111
5-county areaDOT SRP Planning$24,916
5-county areaDOT Surface Transportation$2,254,724
5-county areaDOT STBG TAP Flex$91,290
5-county areaDOT Transportation Alternative$118,851
5-county areaDOT FTA Planning$24,916
West UnionCDBG WWTF$500,000
GuttenbergCDBG Sewer$500,000
OelweinCDBG Water$600,000
St. OlafCDBG Sewer$108,000

2018

6-county area                                            Safe Routes to School$56,931
6-county areaNortheast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative$6,000
6-county areaNature Explore$12,500
West UnionIDPH 5-2-1-0$10,000
Fayette                                                USDA RLF$99,000
HawkeyeCDBG Water/sewer$300,000
New AlbinCDBG Water/sewer$300,000
GarnavilloCDBG Stormwater$210,592
CrescoCDBG Housing$251,790
PostvilleCDBG Housing$251,790
FayetteCDBG Housing$251,790
WaukonWellmark $25,000
WaukonArlin Falck$5,000
WaukonAllamakee County Community Foundation$400
5-county areaCog Assistance$11,764
5-county areaDOT FTA Planning$24,632
5-county areaDOT SRP Planning$24,632
5-county areaDOT Surface Transportation$2,084,804
5-county areaDOT Transportation Alternatives Program$117,361
5-county areaDOT STBG TAP FLEX$89,800
5-county areaNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$275,942
5-county areaWIOA$345,394
5-county areaSection 8$1,284,945

2017

FayetteFayette County Housing Trust Fund$49,012
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$222,543
Tri-state region- WI, IA , MNWISE PLAN$20,000
5-county areaEDA Planning Grant$70,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$10,079
West UnionIDPH 5-2-1-0$15,300
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$2,500
OelweinCDBG Housing$245,250
GarnavilloCDBG Housing$245,250
5-county areaFederal Home Loan Bank- Housing Rehab$733,700
5-county areaTenant-based Rental Assistance$105,964
PostvilleFirst Time Home Buyer$188,500
5-county areaRHA- Housing$1,403,426
RidgewayCDBG Water/Sewer$300,000
CalmarCDBG Water/Sewer$300,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$58,821
5-county areaDOT- FTA Planning$24,650
5-county areaDOT- SRP Planning$24,650
5-county areaDOT- Surface Transportation$2,085,505
5-county areaDOT- Transportation Alternatives$120,093
5-county areaDOT- STBG TAP FLEX$89,071
5-county areaWIOA$409,398

2016

5-county areaEDA Planning Grant$66,000
Clayton CountySafe Routes to School$500
Winneshiek CountySafe Routes to School$3,810
Allamakee CountySafe Routes to School$1,000
Fayette CountySafe Routes to School$2,200
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$4,000
West UnionSafe Routes to School$1,500
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$56,932
Howard CountySafe Routes to School$4,000
Allamakee/Winneshiek County                   Safe Routes to School$4,100
WatervilleSafe Routes to School$171
Winneshiek CountySafe Routes to School$975
Strawberry PointCDBG Water/Sewer$417,00
PostvilleCDBG Water/Sewer$500,000
Fayette CountyTrout Fishing Maps$2,500
Allamakee CountyHazard Mitigation Plan$19,012
Fayette CountyHazard Mitigation Plan$22,500
5-county areaSurface Transportation Program (STP)$2,055,821
5-county areaTransportation Alternatives Program (TAP)$165,177
5-county areaFTA - Planning - DOT$24,553
5-county areaFHWA - SPR DOT Planning$24,533
6-county areaWIOA$387,274
6-county areaJob Driven NEG$292,275
6-county areaSector Partnership NEG$108,887
5-county areaSection 8 - HUD$1,586,312
Allamakee/Winneshiek/Howard/ClaytonNortheast Iowa Housing Trust Fund$228,851
Fayette CountyFayette County Housing Trust Fund$51,100
Strawberry PointCDBG Housing$245,250
McGregorCDBG Housing$245,250
MononaCDBG Housing$235,440

2015

6-county areaSoy Basics$50,000
6-county areaWIA$475,000
5-county area                                                               Surface Transportation (for projects and planning)$2,050,873
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$133,108
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$24,779
5-county area                                            FHWA (for planning)$24,779
5-county areaBusiness Network$18,000
5-county areaSection 8$1,318,671
5-county areaCOG$10,294
5-county areaEDA$61,000
Fayette CountyTRRC$2,500
PostvilleCDBG Water/Sewer$500,000
LansingCDBG Water/Sewer$208,650
MarquetteHousing - CDBG$235,440
CalmarHousing - CDBG$245,000
WIA (DubuqueIBMEI Grant$20,000
5-county areaSpectrum RBEG-USDA Rural Enterprise Business Grant$99,000
5-county areaPlanning Grant EDA$66,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$47,091
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$24,000
West UnionSafe Routes to School$2,000
Allamakee CountySafe Routes to School$500
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$4,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$4,000
6-county areaSafe Routes to School$3,000
GuttenbergCDBG Water/Sewer$150,000

2014

DubuqueQuad Graphics WIA State Emergency$30,000
6-county areaWIA$353,966
5-county areaSurface Transportation (for projects and planning)$2,050,873
5-county area                                                       Transit (for planning)$24,779
5-county area                                            FHWA (for planning)$24,779
5-county areaBusiness Network$32,000
5-county areaSection 8$1,223,095
5-county areaCOG$10,294
5-county areaTBRA$36,550
Fayette CountyCommunity Foundation-Safe Routes to School Program$3,500
LansingCDBG-Housing$234,000
OelweinHOME$395,000
DecorahHOME$395,000
Marquette/ElkaderHOME$276,000
5-county areaNEIRHTF$356,742
Fayette CountyFCLHTF$83,540
ArlingtonCDBG-Water/Sewer$300,000
McGregorCDBG-Water/Sewer$300,000
Allamakee CountyCDBG-Community Facilities (TASC)$311,972
Lime SpringsEECBG Grant$9,345
5-county areaEDA$61,000
6-county areaYouth Career Connect (YAC)$3,729,123
WinneshiekWinneshiek County Development$35,500
Fayette CountyFayette County Development$75,000
CalmarCity of Calmar$21,000
West UnionCity of West Union$79,500
DecorahSpectrum Industries$99,999
5-county areaIowa Food Hub$88,000

2013

McGregorFEMA-Hazard Mitigation$1,404,990
McGregorCDBG-Disaster Stormwater$468,331
Fayette CountyCDBG-Child Care Center$600,000
Postville/West UnionIFA-Home$410,000
GarnavilloCDBG-Housing$311,040
PostvilleCDBG-Housing$311,040
Lime SpringsEDSA-Lime Springs Beef, LLC$500,000
CrescoIDPH-Iowans Fit for Life$10,000
Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton & FayetteIDPH-Walking With a Purpose$3,000
North Fayette School DistrictIDPH-Walking School Bus Project$4,500
Postville, OelweinIDPH-I-Walk$9,000
5-county areaSection 8$1,237,816
5-county areaTBRA$19,550
5-county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)$2,201,592
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$167,004
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$23,631
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)$23,631
5-county areaCOG$10,294
5-county areaRWIB$4,000
6-county areaWIA/Promise Jobs$498,808
5-county areaBusiness Network$59,500
Lime SpringsEnergy Efficient Community Block Grant$9,345

2012

Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$266,081
Fayette CountyIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$70,880
5-county areaSafe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Grant$115,000
WaukonCDBG Housing$324,000
McGregorCDBG Housing$324,000
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekClayton County Foundation$1,000
OelweinIowa Finance Authority-HOME Program$400,000
Garnavillo, Strawberry Point, McGregorIowa Finance Authority-HOME Program$400,000
DecorahCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster$37,497
FayetteCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster$593,009
GarnavilloCDBG Single Family New Production-Disaster$173,298
5-county areaTBRA-Rental Assistance$170,000
5-county areaHUD Section 8 Rental Assistance$940,393
ElkaderCDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade$500,000
West UnionCDBG Downtown Revitalization-Facade$500,000
Valley SchoolHazard Mitigation-Tornado Safe Room$727,361
5-county areaConnect Iowa$7,226
DecorahMetronet$10,000
5-county areaSurface Transportation Funds (for projects & planning)$2,303,912
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$173,886
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$23,480
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)$23,480
5-county areaCOG$1,294
5-county areaRWIB$4,000
6-county areaWIA/Promise Jobs$869,897
5-county areaBusiness Network$94,000

2011

GarnavilloCDBG Water/Sewer$300,000
RISE LTD/Clayton CountyCDBG Community Facility$298,940
Patty Elwood/Howard CountyCDBG Community Facility$600,000
City of FayetteCDBG Downtown Revitalization$500,000
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeEDA Community Facilities$1,176,007
Luther College/City of DecorahIowa Office of Energy Independence$70,460
LuanaCDBG Housing$238,200
Strawberry PointCDBG Housing$316,000
ElkaderCDBG Housing$232,200
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$302,001
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekUSDA-Housing Preservation Grant$51,161
Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, WinneshiekAllamakee County Community Foundation$5,000
Fayette CountyIFA-State Housing Trust Fund & Local Match Providers$78,373
West UnionCDBG-Disaster Funds, Upper Story Multi-Family$1,256,100
Strawberry PointCDBG-Disaster Funds-SFNP Round 3$86,675
6-county areaRural Business Enterprise Grant-USDA Rural Development$90,000
UERPCWinneshiek County Foundation$4,025
UERPCArlin Falck Foundation$500
UERPCAlliant Energy$1,500
UERPCBlack Hills Energy$500
5-county areaSection 8$1,303,807
5-county areaTBRA$19,550
5-county areaSurface Transportation Funds (projects & planning)$2,237,379
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$154,013
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$23,413
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)$23,747
5-county areaCOG$10,294
5-county areaRWIB$3,200
6-county areaWIA/Promise Jobs$831,604
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-Rockwell Sumner$283,323
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-On the Job Training$60,780
5-county areaBusiness Network$142,616

2010

FayetteCDBG-Housing$312,800
GarnavilloCDBG-Housing$234,600
Fayette CountyCDBG$62,500
Winneshiek CountyCDBG$120,000
McGregorCDBG$15,000
PostvilleHOME-First Time Homebuyer$502,300
OelweinCDBG-Drinking Water$3,120,000
Lime SpringsChildcare/Tornado Shelter$1,300,000
West UnionCDBG-Infrastructure$8,000,000
GuttenbergEDA-Tourism/Community Dvlp$1,966,000
Multiple countiesHazard Mitigation$334,559
City of FayetteCDBG-Water/Sewer$1,462,000
GarnavilloCDBG-Storm Water$993,150
Fayette/Clayton CountyUSDA-Turkey River Recreational$171,000
4-county areaIFA-Housing Trust Fund$310,851
Fayette CountyOEI-Healthcare Business Prairie View Energy$140,815
DecorahOEI-City of Decorah Energy$1,654,988
SpillvilleCDBG-Wastewater Treatment$1,231,604
Tri StateTraining-WIA Youth Offender$1,240,000
Tri StateTraining-WIA Green Jobs Initiative$2,058,250
LuanaCDBG-Drinking Water$540,000
McGregor/MarquetteUSDA-Community Facilities-Driftless Area$200,000
McGregor/MarquetteDNR-REAP-Driftless Area$50,000
UERPCEDA-Economic Development Initiative$61,000
27 counties, MN and IAEDA-Economic Development Initiative$200,000
5-county area businessesDED-Jumpstart Business$564,674
ClermontState Historical-Clermont-Larrabee School$37,500
UERPC-businessesUSDA-IRP/RLF$120,000
UERPC-businessesDED-IRP/RLF$32,000
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-Green Giant$68,900
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-TANF Youth Program$115,514
5-county areaSection 8$1,386,914
5-county areaTBRA$19,550
5-county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)$1,961,886
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)$145,465
5-county areaTransit (for planning)$23,915
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)$23,915
5-county areaCOG$8,470
5-county areaRWIB$3,200

2009

Winneshiek CountyDepartment of Labor-Rockwell Collins SEG
$45,990
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-Bundled SEG
$384,175
AllamakeeDepartment of Labor-Northern Engraving NEG
$394,419
FayetteDepartment of Labor-Atwood Mobile NEG
$330,890
Winneshiek & HowardDepartment of Labor-Featherlite Trailers NEG
$514,197
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-ARRA Adult & Youth RFP
$77,874
6-county areaDepartment of Labor-Summer Action Program
$70,000
5-county areaSection 8
$1,048,304
5-county areaSurface Transportation (for projects & planning)
$1,758,231
5-county areaEnhancement (for projects)
$135,244
5-county areaTransit (for planning)
$22,073
5-county areaFHWA (for planning)
$22,073
5-county areaARRA funds (for projects)
$3,530,508
5-county areaCOG
$8,823
5-county areaRWIB
$4,000

News Headlines

Job Opening- UERPC Assistant Finance Manager

Posted: Thu, July 23, 2020

The Assistant Finance Manager is involved in/responsible for a variety of day to day accounting and administrative duties as well as monthly, quarterly and fiscal year end closes. The ideal candidate will have experience in governmental accounting, payroll and tax reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoice and billing, budget review, journal entries, general ledger, account reconciliation, cost allocations, monthly closing, annual audits as well as administrative duties.  Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, or an Associate's Degree in Accounting or an equivalent combination. The candidate must have strong attention to detail, ability to organize work, determine priorities and meet deadlines, work harmoniously with co-employees and interact with the general public in a tactful and courteous manner, good verbal and written communication skills, proficient in Microsoft office, (word, excel and outlook), a solid understanding of generally accepted accounting principles; knowledge of Uniform Grants Guidance and local government accounting a plus. Must be able to maintain a valid driver’s license. Upper Explorerland offers a full benefit package including health insurance, dental, vision, retirement, short term and long term disability. A full job description and application may be found at www.uerpc.org. Email a resume and application to kcooper@uerpc.org   EOE

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Job Opening- UERPC Housing Department Head

Posted: Thu, July 23, 2020

The Housing Department Head is responsible for the management and direction of all housing programs including apartment management, housing trust funds, federal home loan bank, HUD, Iowa Finance Authority and more. The candidate should have knowledge of state and/or federal housing programs, human resource management and great communication skills. Qualifications:  Bachelor's Association Degree or an Associate’s Degree in governmental administration, community planning, human resource management or public administration. The candidate must have strong attention to detail, ability to organize work, determine priorities and meet deadlines, manage and work harmoniously employees and interact with the general public in a tactful and courteous manner, good verbal and written communication skills, maintain a valid driver’s license. Upper Explorerland offers a full benefit package including health insurance, dental, vision, retirement, short term and long term disability. A full job description and application may be found at www.uerpc.org. Email a resume and three references to rhowe@uerpc.org   EOE

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The UERPC July 2020 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Mon, July 20, 2020

The UERPC July 2020 Newsletter is here! https://mailchi.mp/b08eb…/uerpc-july-2020-newsletter-3216754

Highlights include:
•Investment Award Secured for Region by UERPC
•State Extended Benefits
•Governor Issues Disaster Proclamation for Two Counties
•Now Accepting Applications: City of Oelwein Offers Residents New Home Rehabilitation Loan Fund
•Home Sweet Home to Two Families in Oelwein
•Praise Received from Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund Client
•We are Open!
•Warm Welcome to Baby Barness!
•Employee Spotlight: Rachelle Howe
•An Important Census Jobs Update- Deadline To Apply Now July 31
•COVID-19 Small Business Utility Disruption Prevention Program
•Filling the Gap with Summer Meals
•Keep Iowa Beautiful Requesting Social Media Submissions
•July 5-2-1-0 Feature: Get Outdoors and Play This Summer!

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City of Oelwein Offers Residents New Home Rehabilitation Loan Fund NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Posted: Wed, July 1, 2020

Beginning July 1st, 2020, the City of Oelwein will begin offering residents a new funding source to finance needed home repairs and improve residential neighborhoods and livability of single-family homes. The Home Rehabilitation Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program provides low interest loans to residents meeting eligibility criteria.

The City recognizes the entire community benefits when everyone has stable, decent, and affordable housing. The intent of this program is to expand on existing efforts targeting low income households by offering the same opportunities to residents across a broader range of socio-economic statuses. Residents with up to 150% of the MHI for Fayette County are eligible to apply for assistance.

“Establishing a dedicated, self-funded program provides greater stability and flexibility to successfully grow a community and meet the housing needs of its current and future residents. This freedom will allow tailoring of the program to the exact needs of the City of Oelwein,” said Katie Nolte, Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) Housing Department Head.

The minimum loan amount is $1,000 and the maximum amount is $15,000. Interest rates range from one to four percent. Homeowners with household income greater than 100% of the Fayette County median income will be required to provide matching funds of 10-25% of total project costs. Both interest rate and match funds are determined by household size and income level.

UERPC will administer the program on behalf of the City. Applications will be accepted by UERPC on a continuous basis. Applications can be obtained at the Upper Explorerland Office at 134 West Greene Street, Postville, at City Hall, or by phone at 563-864-7551. You can also obtain an application online at www.uerpc.org or www.cityofoelwein.org.

Interested parties should contact Katie Nolte or Lee Balik at UERPC at 563-864-7551 or email knolte@uerpc.org with any questions or to be sent an application packet.

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