The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is currently looking for candidates interested in serving as one of two Community Members on the Commission. It is anticipated that a Community Member will be appointed in January 2016 to a full two‐year term beginning in January 2016. All interested persons are encouraged to apply by completing the Community Member Appointment Application (pdf.). Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm Monday, December 7, 2015. Persons may also contact Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, RPC Chair, at 217‐403‐8720 with questions or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next RPC Commission meeting will be Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in the John Dimit Conference Room, Brookens Administrative Center.
Kathleen Liffick, Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start Director, receives the Region V Head Start Association Administrator of the Year Award. For more information, please read the press release.
Head Start now accepting applications for 2015-2016.
For more information about the meetings, visit the Policy Council page.
On November 4, 2015, the Champaign County Continuum of Care reviewed the projects submitted for consideration for inclusion in the 2015 Notice of Funding Application (NOFA) response by the Champaign County CoC. By unanimous vote, a list of projects were selected with the priorities noted.
The 2015 HUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) has been posted. For more information and to view and/or print the NOFA please visit the HUD Exchange Website. You can also learn more about applying for HUD funds and the process used nationally to achieve local funding competitions on HUD Exchange. The local competition timeline and deadlines are listed below:
- 11:59 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 — All new and renewal projects must be submitted in E-snaps.
- Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 — Applicants are contacted about ranking and funding levels.
- Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 — Project selection, ranking and entire CoC application posted for public review.
- No later than 6:59 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2015 — Application will be submitted to HUD.
CCRPC operates the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for winter heating assistance from Oct. 1, 2015, to May 31, 2016, with payments toward residential gas and electric bills for eligible households. All appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday at the CCRPC office located at Brookens Center, 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana, by phone at 217-384-1226 or by walk-in. Appointments are tightly scheduled; if you are late, you will need to be re-scheduled.
The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to help low-income residents save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes. Read more about the program
The Urbana Park District Trails Master Plan (UTMP) is available for public review from October 28 to November 26, 2015. Comments can be submitted to Gabe Lewis at email@example.com or 217-328-3313
Attention residents! Recycle/reuse your unwanted electronics. View the GUIDE FOR RESIDENTS to find out about convenient options available locally for recycling your electronics items year-round.
The FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was amended by the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees in September 2015.
The FY 2015 Listing of Federally Obligated Projects was approved by the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees in September 2015.
Safe Walking Route Maps have been updated for 2015. Safety tips are also included.
C-CARTS, the Champaign County Area Rural Transit System, is now available to persons traveling in rural Champaign County and from areas of rural Champaign County to Champaign-Urbana-Savoy.
Learn about the CCRPC project to identify a strategy to improve household hazardous waste collection options in a seven-county area of east central Illinois. Visit hhw-ccrpc.info for information about potential local initiatives for review.
"Ludlow Officials to do Prep Work to Secure Water Main Grant" — Rantoul Press (January 13, 2015)
"Ludlow to Replace Water Mains" – Rantoul Press (January 6, 2015)