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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***

Black Hawk County REAP Plan 2/18/16
The draft Black Hawk County 2016-2020 Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Plan is available for review. Comments will be accepted on the draft REAP Plan until the Black Hawk County REAP Committee holds a meeting and considers adoption of a final version of the document at its March meeting. The meeting will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at INRCOG, 229 E. Park Ave in Waterloo. Questions on the draft Black Hawk County REAP plan can be directed to Kyle Durant.


Flood Mitigation Assistance Funds Available 2/16/16
FEMA has announced the Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant program for FY 2016, which includes Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). The HMA grant program will provide funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, and communities for hazard mitigation planning and mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. Funding amounts are based on Congressional appropriation. More...

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Funds Available 2/16/16
FEMA has announced the Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant program for FY 2016, which includes Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). The HMA grant program will provide funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, and communities for hazard mitigation planning and mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. Funding amounts are based on Congressional appropriation.
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RTA 2040 LRTP Adopted 12/17/15
The 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) was adopted at the December 2015 RTA Policy Board and Technical Committee meeting. The purpose of the LRTP is to document the present state of transportation infrastructure in the region across all modes, and to chart a course for the maintenance and improvement of each mode based on anticipated needs and revenues. More...

The April - June 2016 COG Connection is available!

The
Northeastern Exchange Newsletter - March 2016, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!