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.


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.

MPO 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Adopted (11/8/18)
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. 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 - August 2018, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!