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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***

MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Adopted (4/18/19)
The 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area (MPO) was adopted on November 8, 2018. The purpose of the LRTP is to document the present state of transportation infrastructure 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, Waterloo and parts of unincorporated Black Hawk County.

MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan - Full Document
MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan - Executive Summary


Draft FY20 TPWPs Available for Review (3/13/19)
The draft FY 2020 Transportation Planning Work Programs (TPWP) for the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) of Black Hawk County and the Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are available for review. The documents outline the transportation-related activities and projects that are anticipated to occur in the metropolitan area and six-county region for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. The full draft documents can be viewed using the links below. Questions or comments can be directed to Kevin Blanshan or Kyle Durant.

Draft MPO FY20 TPWP
Draft RTA FY20 TPWP


MPO 2019 Public Participation Plan Adopted (2/15/19)
The 2019 Public Participation Plan (PPP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area (MPO) was adopted on February 14, 2019. The Plan outlines ways public involvement is incorporated into activities for the MPO. The full document can be viewed here.


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 January - March 2019 COG Connection is available!


The Northeastern Exchange Newsletter - March 2019, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!