The Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments established by state law serving the member jurisdictions in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw and Grundy counties. As a service and planning organization, it is responsible for coordinating, assisting and facilitating programs in Community and Economic Development that will benefit all governmental bodies in the INRCOG region. Emphasis is placed on intergovernmental communication and cooperation, accessing of funds, and the need for continuing, comprehensive planning.


FEMA/Iowa Homeland Security Notices of Funds Availability (7/13/17)
The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) has released its annual Notices of Fund Availability (NOFA) for their competitive programs, Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). Descriptions of each are below. Projects selected by HSEMD for submittal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of statewide applications, are due to the state on October 13th. Each description includes a program overview, a general list of eligible projects and requirements, as well as funding information. If you have questions about either program or their requirements, please contact Brian Schoon.

Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) FEMA 2017
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) PDM 2017

Draft Public Participation Plan Available for Comment (7/12/17)
The Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission (RTC) are soliciting comments on the draft 2017 Public Participation Plan (PPP). The PPP outlines processes for involving the public in document development and decision-making. The document covers regulations concerning public involvement, major documents produced by the RTA and RTC, and ways the agencies will solicit public participation in transportation planning. Copies of the draft PPP are available at the INRCOG office, or can be viewed here.

The public is encouraged to comment on the draft Plan. Comments can be submitted to the Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments, 229 E. Park Ave., Waterloo, IA 50703, to kdurant@inrcog.org, or by calling (319) 235-0311. All comments should be submitted by September 8, 2017. The RTA and RTC will adopt a final Plan at their meetings on September 21, 2017. Any questions or comments can be directed to Kyle Durant.

Black Hawk County CJIS Request for Proposals (5/5/17)
The Black Hawk County Criminal Justice Information System Board is seeking proposals from a consultant that will help in assessing the software needs of a consortium of local governments and their law enforcement agencies with purchasing a Criminal Justice Software System. The selected consultant will also assist with recommending a software package, procurement of a vendor, and implementation of said system.

CJIS Board RFP Timeline
CJIS Board RFP Vendor Package

INRCOG Board Adopts Strategic Plan (3/16/17)
With the assistance of the University of Northern Iowa’s Institute for Decision Making, INRCOG has completed a major update of the agency’s Strategic Plan. This effort focused on six primary goals thatwill guide delivery of service to our members for the next several years. The Plan was adopted by the INRCOG Board of Directors at their meeting on March 16, 2017.

The Plan is available here.

The Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission, a service of INRCOG, is looking for bus drivers! Visit our Job Openings page.
The July - September 2017 COG Connection is available!

Northeastern Exchange Newsletter - July 2017, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!