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 Hiring a Director of Transit
INRCOG is looking for a Director of Transit who will successfully deliver the daily operations of the Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission (INRTC), a service of INRCOG. INRTC provides open-to-the-public transit services in the INRCOG Region. The Transit Director will recruit, train, and supervise INRTC drivers; oversee the maintenance of 20+ light-duty buses and vans; assist with the fiscal management of INRTC; ensure compliance with regulations and safety; and promote transit service in our region. More...

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.

FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) (7/20/18)
The draft FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area Transportation Policy Board (MPO) and Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are available for public comment and review. Please view the documents online by clicking on the links below:

MPO FY 2019-2022 TIP
RTA FY 2019-2022 TIP

Black Hawk County Evacuation Plan Adopted (6/1/18)
The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency adopted the 2018 Black Hawk County Evacuation Plan on May 24, 2018. The purpose of the Plan is to provide the EMA and responders an initial framework of information to be used for an orderly and coordinated evacuation in the event of a disaster. The document can be viewed here. A Flood Evacuation Guide was also developed which can be viewed here.

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