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

UERPC February Newsletter

Posted: Mon, February 18, 2019

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

  • Call for Applications - Multi-Modal Transportation Grants
  • Employee Spotlight Katie Nolte
  • And the Winner is....  2019 Healthiest State Annual Awards
  • Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Reminder
  • Requesting Vendors for the 2019 STEM Festival
  • FREE Friday Morning Open Gyms
  • Fern Rissman is Retiring
  • The UERPC offices are closed for Presidents Day

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February 20th RPA-1 Transportation Meetings Cancelled

Posted: Thu, February 7, 2019

Due to a winter storm warning and expected snow accumulation, all three RPA-1 transportation meetings scheduled for February 20, 2019 in Postville are cancelled and will be rescheduled. This includes the Enhancement Committee meeting at 9:00 a.m., the Technical Committee meeting at 10:00 a.m., and the Policy Board meeting at 11:00 a.m.

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Feb. 7 RPA Meetings Cancelled

Posted: Thu, February 7, 2019

The Iowa 511 road conditions website is showing every highway in the area partially covered with mixed snow, ice, or slush. Many schools have been delayed. To keep everyone safe, and to ease any potential schedule hardships due to delays, todays’ RPA-1 meetings are cancelled and will be rescheduled.

This includes all three RPA-1 meetings originally scheduled for today: Enhancement Committee (9 a.m.), Technical Committee (10 a.m.), and Policy Board (11 a.m.).

Thank you all, and be safe!

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Call for Applications - Multi-Modal Transportation Grants

Posted: Tue, January 29, 2019

The Transportation Policy Board of Regional Planning Affiliation 1 (RPA-1) in northeast Iowa is pleased to announce the call for applications for Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program (Iowa’s TAP) and Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Program for diverse transportation projects in our region and communities. Iowa’s TAP and STBG are federal funding programs that require a 20% local match. Eligible STBG road and bridge projects may be swapped for state funding through Iowa DOT’s Swap Program.

Prospective applicants are reminded that all projects eligible for Iowa’s TAP funding are also eligible for STBG funding.

Eligible applicants include all public agencies and local governments within RPA-1 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 the public agencies and local governments with jurisdictions therein.

The current application cycle is for funding in federal fiscal year (FFY) 2023. RPA-1 is expected to have approximately $2.7 million in STBG and $171,000 in Iowa’s TAP available for distribution. Applications for both programs are due February 28, 2019.

Visit UERPC's Transportation page (link below) to find the STBG project application and instructions as well as the TAP application and separate instructions and priority criteria sheet.

Contact Aaron Detter with any questions about eligibility at 563-382-6171 or adetter@uerpc.org, or contact any member of the RPA-1 Technical Committee with specific road or street project questions (contact info included in attached STBG instructions).

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