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Several transportation funding opportunities are currently accepting applications:

Federal Recreational Trails Applications Due March 1st


The Federal Recreational Trails Program is targeted to both motorized and non-motorized recreational trails. The maximum grant amount is 80% of the total project cost. Approximately $1.2 million dollars is available statewide.

Safe Routes to Schools Applications Due March 1st
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national program to promote walking and bicycling to school. Eligible projects include recreational trails, sidewalks, signage, crosswalks, and safety or educational programs. The March 1, 2013, SRTS application round will be the last statewide application cycle as IDOT will award the remaining dedicated SRTS funds.

Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program Applications Due March 1st
The Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP) is designed to provide assistance for transportation projects resulting in attaining or maintaining National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Approximately $4-million dollars is available statewide through this program.

For additional information, view Region XII's funding update or contact the Local Assistance Department at the COG today at 712-792-9914.

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Presidential Post - February 1, 2013

On February 01, I had an opportunity to represent PDI on a ‘Partners Panel’ at the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives annual conference. Topics of discussion were many, but I was struck by how consistent virtually each participant’s message and, subsequently, the substance of each audience member’s line of questioning, was. Advocate....

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Convergent Growth Continues with ByrneAllen Merger

Convergent Nonprofit Solutions announced on January 22, 2013 it is merging with ByrneAllen Corporation. Established in 1995, ByrneAllen specializes in managing fundraising capital campaigns for chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and Habitat for Humanity affiliates. 

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Presidential Post - January 15, 2012

Welcome to PDI’s New Website!

PDIowa.com is one of PDI's most important communication and member service tools, and over the past year, the association has invested significant financial and volunteer resources to fully overhaul and improve the site and its features. We've freshened the site's look, assimilated PDI social media resources into the experience, added important search functions and much more. Too, we've fully integrated PDI's member database into the site, meaning registration for events, contact information changes, receipt requests and more can be done in user-directed real time. As you review the site, we hope you'll notice more timely topical information delivery, better design and more efficient functionality. All this is not to suggest we don't have a bug or two to work out- we continue testing and appreciate any feedback you may have about the new site. And by 'we' I naturally mean 'Executive Director Lynn Harkin'.

Your login has been set up as your email address and your password is 1234567. Once you've logged into the site, you can click on 'My ACCT' and look for 'Login Credentials' in order to change your login/password.

I want to particularly thank Bruce Nuzum, Rob Williams, Shelly Turner, Darcy Watson and Lynn Harkin, who have managed this process from start to finish. This team has delivered to your association a fine product and contributed countless hours to see it through. Each of them deserves our gratitude.

Sincerely,

Brent Willett
President, Professional Developers of Iowa

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The Presidential Post - January 13, 2013

PDIowa.com is one of PDI's most important communication and member service tools, and over the past year, the association has invested significant financial and volunteer resources to fully overhaul and improve the site and its features. ...

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