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ADVANCE NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY: RAILROAD REVOLVING AND GRANT PROGRAM

The Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program provides financial assistance to improve rail facilities that will create jobs, spur economic activity and improve the rail transportation system in Iowa....

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Notice of Funding Availability: Rail Revolving Loan and Grant Program

The Rail Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program provides financial assistance to improve rail facilities that will create jobs, spur economic activity and improve the rail transportation system in Iowa. ...

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IADG Energy Bank Revolving Loan Fund

Iowa Area Development Group is pleased to announce the newly created IADG Energy Bank Revolving Loan Fund program. This exciting new program has been created to finance renewable energy projects, energy efficiency improvements and energy management and implementation plans for business and industry. ...

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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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