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.


IEDA Community Catalyst Remediation Applications Open (11/20/17)
The Iowa Economic Development Authority's (IEDA) Community Catalyst Building Remediation Program provides grants to communities for the redevelopment, rehabilitation or deconstruction of underutilized commercial buildings to stimulate economic growth and reinvestment in the community. Through this program, $1 million in grant funds are available statewide. The maximum grant amount is $100,000. All cities in the state are eligible to apply. Interested cities must first submit a pre-application, open now through January 29, 2018. IEDA will invite a select number of cities to submit full-application, due March 1, 2018. If you have questions about the program or would like INRCOG's assistance in preparing an application, contact Jacob Tjaden.

A one-page program overview can be viewed here.
Applications are available online at www.IowaGrants.gov.

FEMA/Iowa Homeland Security Notices of Funds Availability (8/28/17)
The State of Iowa will receive FEMA disaster funding under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) as part of Presidential disaster declaration DR-4334-IA (July 19-July 23, 2017) as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred in our State this summer. The notice can be viewed here.

FEMA/Iowa Homeland Security Notices of Funds Availability (7/13/17)
The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD) has released its annual Notices of Fund Availability (NOFA) for their competitive programs, Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). Descriptions of each are below. Projects selected by HSEMD for submittal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of statewide applications, are due to the state on October 13th. Each description includes a program overview, a general list of eligible projects and requirements, as well as funding information. If you have questions about either program or their requirements, please contact Brian Schoon.

Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) FEMA 2017
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) PDM 2017

INRCOG Board Adopts Strategic Plan (3/16/17)
With the assistance of the University of Northern Iowa’s Institute for Decision Making, INRCOG has completed a major update of the agency’s Strategic Plan. This effort focused on six primary goals thatwill guide delivery of service to our members for the next several years. The Plan was adopted by the INRCOG Board of Directors at their meeting on March 16, 2017.

The Plan is available here.

The Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission, a service of INRCOG, is looking for bus drivers! Visit our Job Openings page.

The January - March 2018 COG Connection is available!

Read about INRCOG's Fiscal Year 2017 accomplishments in our Annual Report!.

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