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.


INRCOG is looking for an Environmental Planner! (10/8/18)
Visit our Jobs page for more information.

MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Available for Comment(10/5/18)
Draft Chapters for the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area (MPO) are available for review. 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. The MPO includes the cities of Cedar Falls, Elk Run Heights, Evansdale, Gilbertville, Hudson, Raymond, and Waterloo, and parts of unincorporated Black Hawk County.

Comments will be accepted on the draft LRTP until the MPO holds a public hearing and considers adoption of a final version of the document on Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 am at INRCOG. Questions or comments can be directed to Kyle Durant, Transportation Planner II: kdurant@inrcog.org or (319) 235-0311.

Full Draft Document
Draft Chapter 1 - Overview
Draft Chapter 2 - MPO Profile
Draft Chapter 3 - Roads and Bridges
Draft Chapter 4 - Transit
Draft Chapter 5 - Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning
Draft Chapter 6 - Freight
Draft Chapter 7 - Safety and Security
Draft Chapter 8 - Environmental Review
Draft Chapter 9 - Financial Analysis
Draft Chapter 10 - Public Involvement

Notice of Funds Availability: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (9/14/18)
The State of Iowa will receive FEMA disaster funding under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occured in our State this summer.

Notice of Funds Availability HMGP

Notice of Funds Availability: Pre-disaster Mitigation Grant Program 2018, Flood Mitigation Grant Program 2018 (8/7/18)
FEMA has announced the Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant program for FY 2018, which includes Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and 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.

Notice of Funds Availability PDM
Notice of Funds Availability FMA
Notice of Funds Availability HMGP

The Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission (RTC) needs full-time and part-time bus drivers! Driver must be available to work day hours, Monday-Friday. Starting pay is $13.80/hour (part-time) and $13.85/hour (full-time). More...

The July - September 2018 COG Connection is available!
Read about a proposed Rural Iowa Housing Project and an Upper Story Housing Pilot Project in our redesigned newsletter.

The Northeastern Exchange Newsletter - August 2018, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!