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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.

***NEWS AND UPDATES***

The September INRCOG Newsletter is now available. Read about our Regional Economic Recovery Efforts, a Homebuyer Assistance Program available in Grundy County, and the delivery of the first Homes for Iowa house in the INRCOG region.


Grundy County Homebuyer Assistance Program - Webinar for Lenders and Realtors (9/25/20)
INRCOG will host an informational webinar on October 8th at 1:00 p.m. for Lenders and Realtors interested in learning more about the Homebuyer Assistance program available to income eligible homebuyers located in Grundy County. Please contact Lisa Ahern at lahern@inrcog.org to RSVP (recommended, not required). Click here for a brochure to learn more about the program.


Request for Proposals - Economic Resiliency Planning and Response (9/18/20)
The Iowa Northland Regional Economic Development Commission (INREDC) is updating its regional Economic Resiliency Plan, through funding provided by the Economic Development Administration as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The Economic Resiliency Plan will be incorporated as an update to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Click here for more information.


Notice of Funding Availability - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (8/19/20)
The State of Iowa will receive FEMA disaster funding under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as a result of severe storms and flooding that occurred in our State this summer. Click here for more information.


COVID-19 Expense Reimbursement Information (8/5/20)
On Tuesday, August 4, Governor Reynolds announced the distribution of $125 million directed to local governments in Iowa for the reimbursement of expenses related to COVID-19. $100 million will be divided between cities and counties with $25 million reserved for matching funds required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This document was published by the State of Iowa, which provides guidance on the progress, the timetable for documenting and submitting covered expenses.


Regional Transit Commission and COVID-19 Update (6/8/20)
RTC is now operating in all counties in our region! We have implemented several precautionary measures to help protect our passengers and our drivers from the spread of COVID-19 including extra disinfecting, installation of sneeze guards, providing facemasks, face shields, gloves, and hand sanitizer. We are scheduling rides to reduce the number of passengers on each vehicle as much as possible and passengers are being asked to wear a facemask while on the bus.
Questions regarding our service can be directed to Ben Kvigne, Director of Transit by e-mail or by calling RTC at (319) 233-5213.


Updated Information Regarding COVID-19 (6/15/20)
INRCOG is open! Staff has returned to the office and we are practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings in common areas, and doing extra disinfecting. We have instructed staff to continue to minimize the need to meet in person including meetings at INRCOG, Council Meetings and Board of Supervisors meetings.

We have been holding our regular monthly meetings via video conference or conference call and will assess the necessity to continue to do so for each upcoming meeting. 
 
We are hopeful that our social distancing efforts have and will continue to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as requested by local, state and federal public health officials. If you are able to have your business handled over the phone, e-mail or by traditional mail, we are asking you to continue to do so.

Please contact us by one of the methods below to discuss how we can best address your needs:

Phone: (319) 235-0311
E-mail: e-mail link
Mailing Address: 229 E. Park Ave. Waterloo, Iowa, 50703


2020 Schedule of INRCOG Meetings. (12/16/19)
The Schedule of INRCOG meetings for 2020 can be viewed here.