Southern Iowa Council of Governments

Southern Iowa Council of Governments Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) is an organization that provides and coordinates community and economic development services through the delivery of planning services, technical program assistance, and grantsmanship.
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What is SICOG? A brief history
In 1968 Governor Harold E. Hughes signed Executive Order # 11 establishing the planning districts in Iowa. The Executive Order created regional planning commissions upon the action of local governments. These organizations were formed by counties and cities to serve local governments, and citizens in the regions across the State of Iowa. COG's address issues facing l

What is SICOG? A brief history
In 1968 Governor Harold E. Hughes signed Executive Order # 11 establishing the planning districts in Iowa. The Executive Order created regional planning commissions upon the action of local governments. These organizations were formed by counties and cities to serve local governments, and citizens in the regions across the State of Iowa. COG's address issues facing l

Operating as usual

ONE YEAR Later - We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well...
03/04/2021

ONE YEAR Later - We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well.

ONE YEAR Later - We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well. Stay safe durin...
12/24/2020

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well. Stay safe during the Holidays.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well. Stay safe during the Holidays.

We are looking for the right person. New Position opening @ SICOG.
12/08/2020

We are looking for the right person. New Position opening @ SICOG.

We are looking for the right person. New Position opening @ SICOG.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well.
12/08/2020

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful and stay safe and stay well.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful. Just might make sense to wear a mask and so...
11/24/2020

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful. Just might make sense to wear a mask and social distance. 33% increase in cases in 14 days. Stay safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful. Just might make sense to wear a mask and social distance. 33% increase in cases in 14 days. Stay safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

11/11/2020
We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful. Just might make sense to where a mask and s...
11/10/2020

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful. Just might make sense to where a mask and social distance. Just saying.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful. Just might make sense to where a mask and social distance. Just saying.

We are looking for the right person. New Position opening @ SICOG.
10/29/2020

We are looking for the right person. New Position opening @ SICOG.

We are looking for the right person. New Position opening @ SICOG.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.
10/29/2020

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.

10/21/2020

The RPA-14/ATURA Regional Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and Regional Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) applications are due February 15th, 2021.

The Regional TAP funds can be used for projects that enhance the transportation infrastructure or provide for alternative transportation modes, such as trails.

The Regional STBG funds can be used for road/bridge rehabilitation or reconstruction, all TAP-eligible projects, and more.

Please contact Stu Burzette ([email protected] or 641-782-8491) in advance of the deadline if you are interested in this program.

10/15/2020

CONTRACTORS NEEDED FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

18 Contracts Available in Dexter, Fontanelle, Leon,

28 Contracts Available in Afton, Creston, Greenfield, Osceola

The above cities have been awarded grant funds to complete home repairs. Some of the grants are for rehabilitation while other grants are to make minor repairs and install safety and energy efficiency updates to the home. Construction will begin in 2021. Contractors do not need to be bonded, however, contractors need to be registered and/or licensed with the State of Iowa and carry liability insurance with limits of $1-$2 million and be lead certified.The projects are funded by a federal grant awarded to each City. The Southern Iowa Council of Governments (SICOG) in Creston will handle the bid process and manage the construction projects on behalf of the City. For each project, the contractor will have a chance to bid on the work in a contract with the city.

Interested contractors should contact either Stu Burzette or Rana Scarlett at SICOG at 641-782-8491.

Email is welcome to [email protected] or [email protected].

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.
10/12/2020

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.
09/29/2020

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the region. Please be careful.

Please be responsible. SICOG Area Update 9-17-20. Covid Update
09/17/2020

Please be responsible. SICOG Area Update 9-17-20. Covid Update

Please be responsible. SICOG Area Update 9-17-20. Covid Update

09/14/2020

The City of Leon and the Southern Iowa Council of Governments are still looking for applicants to the CDBG Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program through the Iowa Economic Development Authority. If you live in, or on the border of, the Target Area as shown in the image, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Leon-Housing and complete the short 3 minute survey. If you appear to be eligible, you will be contacted.

The fall round of the Rural Housing Assessment Grant program is now open for Cities to apply.  Let SICOG know as soon as...
09/02/2020
Empower Rural Iowa

The fall round of the Rural Housing Assessment Grant program is now open for Cities to apply. Let SICOG know as soon as possible if your City is interested.

Connecting, investing and growing Iowa's rural communities The Center for Rural

08/24/2020

The City of Leon and the Southern Iowa Council of Governments are looking for applicants to the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program through the Iowa Economic Development Authority. If you live in ,or on the border of, the Target Area as shown in the image, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Leon-Housing and complete the survey. It should only take a few minutes. If you appear to be eligible, you will be contacted. The survey will close on September 13th, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

08/13/2020
ยป Newsletter

After a two month hiatus, The Windmill is back. Read the August edition of the SICOG newsletter by going to sicog.com/newsletter/.

Madison County Historic Preservation Commission
08/06/2020

Madison County Historic Preservation Commission

Winterset Facade Rehabilitation Project Drawing to a Close

The Winterset Madisonian reported that this project is winding down. Perhaps you have noticed the absence of scaffolding, boarded windows, and cherry-pickers. The 15 properties are looking good and it is time to review improvements made. Watch for daily posts of before-and-after photos, with a few fun facts. We've come a long way, baby!

Many thanks to City of Winterset, Rdg Planning & Design, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Southern Iowa Council of Governments, and Cornerstone Commercial Contractors.

Covid Update
07/29/2020

Covid Update

Please be responsible. SICOG Area Update 7-22-20.
07/22/2020

Please be responsible. SICOG Area Update 7-22-20.

07/20/2020
www.sicog.com

RPA-14/ATURA recently adopted and submitted the Final Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for FY 2021-2024. Read the document at https://tinyurl.com/TIP-21-24 to see the planned transportation projects in the region.

07/07/2020

The fall RPA-14/ATURA Regional Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Application is due August 15th. The Regional TAP funds can be used for projects that enhance the transportation infrastructure or provide for alternative transportation modes, such as trails. Please contact Stu Burzette ([email protected] or 641-782-8491) in advance of the deadline if you are interested in this program.

Please be responsible.SICOG Area Update 6-19-20.
06/19/2020

Please be responsible.SICOG Area Update 6-19-20.

06/17/2020
www.sicog.com

RPA-14/ATURA has posted the 2021-2024 Draft Transportation Improvement Program (Draft TIP) for public review and comment. Please send all questions or comments to Stu Burzette ([email protected] or 641-782-8491) by 5:00 pm on July 3rd.

Link: shorturl.at/gANUZ

06/04/2020

The Cities of Corning was awarded a grants totaling $500,000 to complete a water system Improvement Project. The city will use the $500,000 of Community Development Block Grant program along with the city's contribution of $1,010,000 from the DNR/SRF program to improve their water system.

SICOG is pleased with the results of the successful application for $500,000. Only 14 applications were approved from around the state. Congratulation to Corning for receiving the very needed funds. Assisting local governments to complete quality applications is one of SICOG core services and there is no better day than when we hear that a city or county has leverage funds that will improve their communities.

We are looking for the right person.
06/02/2020

We are looking for the right person.

Congratulations on your 22 year work anniversary here at SICOG! Jeremy Rounds is our Senior Planner. We all appreciate w...
06/01/2020

Congratulations on your 22 year work anniversary here at SICOG! Jeremy Rounds is our Senior Planner. We all appreciate what he does, but especially me. I know what he does and I am always impressed. Thanks Jeremey!!!

SICOG Area Update 5-29-20. Please be responsible.
05/29/2020

SICOG Area Update 5-29-20. Please be responsible.

05/07/2020
www.sicog.com

The staff at the world-wide headquarters of SICOG has posted our May 2020 Newsletter. Check out the latest news from SICOG including our annual meeting and election of officers.http://www.sicog.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/May-SICOG-Newsletter.pdf

City of Greenfield Iowa
05/06/2020

City of Greenfield Iowa

Attention homeowners: The City of Greenfield is working with SICOG to apply for a grant for exterior home improvements - siding, windows, roofs, etc. If awarded and you qualify, it is a five year forgivable grant of up to $30,000/home. Please complete the form and return to SICOG if interested. You may call City Hall at 641-743-2183 with questions. This must be your primary residence and there are income guidelines.

SICOG Area Update
05/04/2020

SICOG Area Update

Back to Business Podcast: Revolving Loan Funds
05/01/2020
Back to Business Podcast: Revolving Loan Funds

Back to Business Podcast: Revolving Loan Funds

In this episode we interview Rick Hunsaker, Executive Director at Region XII Council of Governments, and Tami Lehmann, Business RLF Administrator Region XII Council of Governments. They discuss revolving loan fund programs they operate and similar programs throughout Iowa as a potential funding opti...

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101 E Montgomery St
Creston, IA
50801

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(641) 782-8491

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