NCICG worked with local officials, engineers, other consultants, organizations etc. to assemble a comprehensive list of needed local government Infrastructure projects for the region. This was done primarily from October, 2008 thru March, 2009. The comprehensive project list currently has 205 projects totaling $359,718,000. The list was presented to the IL Strategic Infrastructure Task Force, Federal and State Agencies, Federal and State Legislators, and also at two IL Capital Bill Hearings. The list was submitted to several State and National Organizations that issued "Calls for Projects" (e.g. National Association of Development Organizations, National Association of Regional Councils, Economic Development Administration, the American Public Works Association, etc.). This will be updated as projects develop and others get funded and constructed.
Fall, 2011– Six (6) successful Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Public Infrastructure Construction Grants from the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Communities receiving grants include: Villages of Arlington ($350,000.), Coal City ($350,000), Malden ($350,000.), Neponset ($350,000), Sheffield ($350,000), and Wyanet ($350,000)
February 2011 – Submitted six (6) Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Public Infrastructure Construction Grants to the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on February 18, 2011.
February 2010- Submitted eight (8) Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Public Infrastructure Construction Grants to the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on February 19, 2010.
June 2009 - Submitted seven (7) CDAP ARRA Public Infrastructure grant applications on June 5, 2009. Also submitted additional information on the earlier February submittals. Three (3) of the submitted grants have been funded.
Feb. 2009 - Submitted six (6) Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Public Infrastructure Construction Grants to the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on February 20, 2009. Of the six (6) submitted, four (4)communities that received grants include: Kinsman ($121,007), Princeton ($350,000), Tiskilwa ($350,000), and Wenona ($350,000).
2008 – Six (6) successful Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP) Public Infrastructure Construction Grants from the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Communities receiving grants include: Villages of Bureau Junction ($325,000), LaMoille ($324,000), McNabb ($350,000), Ashton ($350,000), Sparland ($257,644), and the City of Toluca ($123,500).
2008 - CDAP Design Engineering Grant awarded to City of Wenona in July, 2008 ($105,500).
2008 – CDAP Economic Development (ED) – City of Ottawa – Kohl’s Distribution Center – ($750,000) for public infrastructure.
2008/2007 - IL Department of Transportation (IDOT) – Economic Development Program (EDP) grant for Hennepin Township ($1.36 mm plus $636,738 for intersection of IL 71 and ESK Road plus $ 75,000 in Truck Access Route Program (TARP) funds) = $2,075,000.Total Grant.
2007 - IDOT – EDP grant for City of Ottawa - Kohl’s Distribution Center & Clover Technologies expansion – ($827,225 plus $26,400 TARP funds).
2007 – CDAP ED - North Utica - Love’s – ($150,000) for public infrastructure.
2008 - US Department of Transportation grant for Ottawa Safe Routes to School - $331,691 for sidewalk repair & Construction plus $2,050 for crossing guard training.
2007 - 2009 - Department of Natural Resources Grants - Open Space Land Acquisition & Development (OSLAD) grants for development of the City of Princeton’s Zearing Park expansion ($400,000), and City of Oglesby for a Combination Acquisition and Development grant for McPhedran Park. In addition, a Boat Access Grant for the City of Ottawa ($164,000) and an OSLAD development grant for Ottawa ($293,000).
2008 - Completed Heritage Senior Homes of Hanna City– This grant-funded senior housing project consists of 18 duplex buildings/36 units ($3,336,100 grant plus annual operating funds equal to $405.00/unit/month). The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was the funding agency. Project has been nominated for National Recognition.
2006 - Completed Indian Town Home Association in Henry, IL. Funded by HUD – 12 duplex buildings - 24 senior units ($1.8 mm grant plus annual operating allowance).
2007- Five (5) DCEO CDAP Applications in 2007– Communities receiving grants include: Villages of Diamond ($350,000), Manlius ($325,000), Ohio ($350,000), Seneca ($293,000) and Tonica ($350,000).
REVOLVING FUNDS – NCICG administers RFs for Peru, Spring Valley and Mark. These are funded from Economic Development CDAP grants that the communities received, loaned to a business, and established a local fund with the funds that were paid back by the original business.
2009 - Working on two full Comprehensive Plan projects for City of Oglesby and Putnam County.
2009 - Completing a zoning ordinance update for the Village of McNabb.
2008/2007 – Completed Comprehensive Plans for City of Streator, City of Marseilles, Village of Paw Paw in last two years. Currently drafting comprehensive plans for City of Oglesby and the County of Putnam.
2008/2007 - Taking final comments on the LaSalle/Putnam and the Bureau/Marshall/Stark Counties Natural Hazards Mitigation Plans.
2008/2007 – USDA – Rural Development – Rural Business Enterprise Grants – Villages of Sheridan ($99,000 for storm sewers) & Depue ($30,000 for sidewalks).
2008/2009 - Participate in the IL Comprehensive Regional Planning Fund annual planning grant program
IDOT CONTRACT– 2010-2013 – 3 year contract to develop a Human Services Transportation Plan for Region 1 (Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Stephenson & Winnebago Counties) and
Region 3 (Bureau, Dekalb, Kendall, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam).
Purpose is to coordinate and advance transportation services for elderly, disabled and low-income people.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT - Annual grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote and advance Economic Development for the region – matched with financial contributions from local communities.
ENTERPRISE ZONES – NCICG Administers two (2) Zones – We have daily inquires about the EZs – one of the best local incentives available! We process benefit applications, explain the incentives, confirm properties in the Zones, advocate for Zone related initiatives and issues, and process comprehensive expansion applications.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANTS - New program through DCEO Bureau of Energy & Recycling. NCICG will administrate the program in this region of North Central Illinois. Illinois Program is still being approved at Federal Level.