Working with grants from the Iowa Department of Transportation's Office of Aviation, certain Councils of Government are working with cities to update the city's airport zoning ordinance.
Cities participating in the project include Atlantic, Clarinda, Clinton, Creston, Grundy Center, Harlan, Independence, Keokuk, Le Mars, Mapleton, Mount Ayr, Onawa, Sheldon, Washington, and Waterloo.
Rental Housing Inspection
In partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Councils of Government (COGs) are providing inspection services of rental properties funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. These rental properties include rehabilitated units as well as new construction.
System to Rank CDBG Applications
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) asked Councils of Government (COGs) to develop a system to help the agency rank applications for water and sewer funding from CDBG funds. Based on the success of this project, IEDA asked COGs to develop a system to rank housing applications as well.
Healthy Iowans Initiative
Councils of Governments are working with selected communities to develop wellness initiatives in each community. Funds for the project are provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.