The Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments is an association of local governments that is committed to identifying, securing, and coordinating local, regional, and federal government projects and programs for the enhancement of our region and member communities.


Home Rehab Funds Available For Low- And Moderate-Income Homeowners (3/13/24)
INRCOG has received a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB) to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners in the region (excluding Waterloo and Cedar Falls) with repairs, including but not limited to: repair or replacement of roof, siding, and windows; furnace and water heater replacement; electrical and plumbing repairs; accessibility and energy efficiency improvements, etc.

INRCOG has FHLB funds available for eligible homeowners who apply by May 15, 2024. INRCOG will pay a contractor on an owner’s behalf once a project is completed. The funds are provided as a grant – no lien is placed on the owner’s property, and the owner is not required to repay the funds. Eligible projects must be at least $15,000 but no more than $16,500.

Questions may be directed to Rose Phillips.

Iowa Northland Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Info and Application

Join our Team of Planners and Project Managers (2/28/24)
INRCOG has an opening for an ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST. Visit our Jobs page for more information.

Waterloo Housing Trust Fund Notice of Funding Availability (2/16/24)
The Waterloo Housing Trust Fund is now accepting applications from agencies providing various housing related services to low-to-moderate income households in Waterloo. Projects receiving funds must be completed by September 30, 2025. WHTF applications are due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on March 21, 2024.
Questions may be directed to Cindy Knox.

Activity 1: Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Services
Activity 2: Owner Occupied Rehabilitation and Repair
Activity 3: Housing Rehabilitation for Accessibility

Waterloo Housing Trust Fund Activity Descriptions
Waterloo Housing Trust Fund Application Cover Letter
Waterloo Housing Trust Fund Legal Notice

The February 2024 edition of "INRCOG Updates" is available here!

INRCOG Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report (12/18/23)
"While it's hard to believe another year has passed, this year marked a milestone for the agency. INRCOG recognized its 50th anniversary of providing services to our six-county regio
n..." Read our annual report here.

2024 Schedule of INRCOG Meetings (12/15/23)
The Schedule of INRCOG meetings for 2024 can be viewed here.

Visit the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) website to view transportation-related projects and documents, meeting agendas and minutes, information about Safe Routes to School, quick links to Interactive Maps, and more!

Cedar Valley Livability Magazine Available!
The Cedar Valley Livability Magazine is available. Check it out and share with your community members to highlight why we are proud to live and work in the Cedar Valley!

Cedar Valley River Experience Plan (8/31/22)
INRCOG, Grow Cedar Valley
, and Deere Corporation recently partnered with Vandewalle & Associates to create the placemaking master plan "Cedar Valley River Experience Vision". Using the Cedar River as the link, the proposed plan will support the hospitality, cultural, and retail economic bases and help attract and retain workforce in the Cedar Valley. In addition, the impetus of the plan will be to maintain and improve the economies by increasing density of destinations, focusing on the two downtowns, underscoring recreational opportunities, and creating environmentally sustainable development along the river. You can find the plan here. For any questions or comments, please contact Isaiah Corbin.

Interactive Cedar Valley Trails Map Now Available!
INRCOG has been working on an interactive Cedar Valley Trails Map to complement the Cedar Valley Trails & Recreation Guide. We are excited to announce that the map is officially launched and open to the public! We encourage you to share it with others!

Interactive Cedar Valley Trails Map

OnBoard Public Transit (2/5/21)
Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission (RTC) is now OnBoard Public Transit! Open to the public, OnBoard Public Transit provides door-to-door transit service in Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Grundy, and rural Black Hawk counties.

For more information about OnBoard Public Transit, visit our website: