Regional Vision Scorecard
Check out how our region compares to similar communities across the country! View the scorecard here.
ECICOG is Hiring!
ECICOG is hiring a Senior Planner. For more information and to apply click here.
Housing Rehabilitation Funds Still Available
The East Central Iowa Housing Trust Fund and the Housing Fund for Linn County still have a few openings for housing rehabilitation projects in Benton, Iowa, Jones, Linn and Washington counties for 2020. Income limits do apply but no community match is required. Contact Tracey for more information.
Does Your Community Need Help Setting Goals?
ECICOG can help your community with annual city council goal setting sessions, strategic planning or consensus building workshops. If your group is struggling to come together around a common goal(s) or having difficulty breaking a goal(s) into actionable steps, we're here to help! Contact Karen to get started!
Derelict Building Grants
Due February 20
The Derelict Building Program is available for Iowa towns of 5,000 or fewer residents’ to address neglected commercial or public structures that have sat vacant for at least 6 months. The application deadline is February 20, 2020 for applicants who are seeking funding assistance with conducting asbestos inspections, asbestos abatement, structural engineering analysis, phase I and phase II site assessments, building deconstruction and building renovation expenses. Click here for more information.
Paint Iowa Beautiful Grant
Due February 15
Keep Iowa Beautiful and Diamond Vogel Paint are announcing the 2020 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. Apply here.