The RPC Commission meeting scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2017 has been canceled. The next RPC Meeting will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the John Dimit Conference Room, Brookens Administrative Center. Meeting documents are available on the commission reports page.
The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is currently looking for candidates interested in serving as a Community Member on the Commission. It is anticipated that a Community Member will be appointed in February 2017 to a full two-year term, ending December 31, 2018. 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 Friday, December 28, 2016. Persons may also contact Patrick Brown, RPC Chair, at 217‐586-4456 with questions or by email at email@example.com.
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The 2017 Annual Spring Job Fair, presented by The News-Gazette, CiHRG, and CCRPC, will take place at 20:00 p.m. on May 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn. For details and registration information, see the event flyer.
The draft 2017 WIOA Local and Regional Plans are available for public comment until April 21, 2017. If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to arrange to review the plans, please contact Toriana Rhone at (217) 531-8268.
The Local Area 17 Workforce Development Board is seeking programs that provide a comprehensive array of services or make available a comprehensive program to youth. For details, see the request for proposal document.
Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016
The Continuum of Care (CoC) competitive application process is now open. The CoC’s Chair, Mike Benner, is available for questions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The items below (except completed applications) will be sent out via the CoC’s ListServ as they become available. All of the items will also be posted on the Continuum of Care portion of this website. • Due date for project application(s) to be submitted into e-Snaps • CoC’s Project Prioritization (based upon HUD recommendation and CoC’s strategic plan) • CoC’s process for reallocation • CoC’s review, scoring and ranking procedures • Project applications • CoC’s Collaborative application • CoC’s ranking of programs and funding recommendations
CCRPC operates the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for winter heating assistance from Sept. 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, 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 Draft FY 2018 Unified Technical Work Program (UTWP) is currently available for public review. Comments can be sent to Rita Morocoima-Black at email@example.com or (217) 328-3313.
The April post of CCRPC’s data blog, “Data Literacy: Testing for Statistically Significant Difference Between Estimates,” is online! The next in RPC’s quarterly data literacy series, this post presents an easy method of testing the difference between estimates for statistical significance.
CCRPC will be hosting eight public input opportunities over four weeks this spring to gather public input on walking in Urbana. For more information, contact Gabe Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration opens April 3, 2017 for the upcoming residential electronics collection event to be held on May 20, 2017. For details and eligibility, see the registration form and the Champaign County Reduce-Reuse-Recycle web page, or phone Debbie at (217) 819-4035.
Library Patronage and Community Services: The Quantifiable and Non-Quantifiable Benefits of Public Libraries
The March post of CCRPC’s data blog, “Library Patronage and Community Services: The Quantifiable and Non-Quantifiable Benefits of Public Libraries” is online! In honor of Reading Month, this post covers how we measure library patronage and discusses the non-quantifiable benefits of public libraries.
The 2016 Urbana Bicycle Master Plan was approved by the Urbana City Council in December 2016.
The Regional Water Supply Framework report was approved by the RPC Board on October 28, 2016. It is the result of a multi-jurisdictional effort to recommend informed action in the spheres of research, public policy, and outreach. The report includes 35 strategies, all with the goal of protecting water quality and quantity in East-Central Illinois now and in the future.
The FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was updated by the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees in September 2016.