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.


SBA Disaster Assistance Available for Businesses (10/7/16)
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering disaster assistance to businesses and residents affected by the severe weather and flooding. More...

FEMA Disaster Funding Available for HMGP (10/3/16)
The State of Iowa will receive FEMA disaster funding under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as part of Presidential disaster declaration DR-4281-IA (August 23-27, 2016) as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred in our State this summer. More...

Individual Assistance Available to Persons Impacted by Flooding (9/26/16)
As a result of the recent flooding, Governor Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, and Chickasaw counties in the INRCOG region. At this time, only Individual Assistance (home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, or temporary housing expenses) is available to impacted persons. Residents with questions or wishing to apply for funds should contact the action agency for their county (listed below):

Black Hawk County residents:
Operation Threshold in Waterloo; (319) 291-2065

Bremer County residents:
Northeast Iowa Community Action in Waverly; (319) 352-4532

Buchanan County residents:
Operation Threshold in Independence; (319) 334-6081

Butler County residents:
North Iowa Community Action in Clarksville; (319) 278-4606

Chickasaw County residents:
Northeast Iowa Community Action in New Hampton; (641) 394-2007

INRCOG will continue to monitor events and will respond accordingly as information is communicated to us regarding disaster declarations/funding.

The Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission, a service of INRCOG, is looking for bus drivers! Visit our Job Openings page.
TIPs for MPO and RTA Available for View (7/21/16)
The MPO and RTA recently adopted Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) for the MPO and RTA. The documents, including a map showing project locations and information, are available below:

Map showing project locations and information
Background information on the MPO and RTA
Full FY 2017-2020 MPO TIP (Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area)
Full FY 2017-2020 RTA TIP (Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, and Grundy Counties)

Questions regarding the TIPscan be directed to Kyle Durant at (319) 235-0311 or kdurant@inrcog.org.

Nuisance Property and Abandoned Building Remediation Program Funds Available 5/4/16
The Iowa Economic Development Authority has released a new community development program, the Nuisance Property and Abandoned Building Remediation program.This financial assistance program is now available to communities for the remediation of nuisance buildings and structures. Program funds may be utilized for the demolition or remediation and reuse of residential, commercial or industrial structures. More...

The October - December 2016 COG Connection is available!

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