Grant Readiness and Administration

Bi-State staff can write and administer grants for many types of awarded projects, maintaining compliance with all applicable state and federal guidelines and requirements.

In order for Bi-State staff to best assist with grant applications, the applying member government should be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Proposed project scope and purpose, including target population and explanation of how the project fits within the member government’s goals
  • Detailed project budgets, including estimates/quotes if applicable
  • Budget for most current fiscal year
  • Community’s comprehensive plan and/or mission statement, or documents supporting the project's planning and priority
  • Any other supplementary materials as dictated by the grant application guidelines

Staff also offers assistance in conducting household surveys as needed for applications, particularly for competitive state programs funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which require documentation of benefit to at least 51% low-and moderate-income persons to establish eligibility. Income survey contracts should be scheduled well in advance of application deadlines. These grant programs include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in Illinois and by the Economic Development Authority (IEDA) in Iowa.

Iowa applicants should be registered with IowaGrants.gov, which provides an online grant application and management system as well as a search portal for grant and loan opportunities.

Fact Sheets/Community Profiles

Staff develop publications highlighting community data relating to the population, employment, transportation, health care, entertainment, education, communication, utilities, climate, cost of living, quality of life, and other community information.

QC Region Profile
http://www.quadcitieschamber.com/files/download/documents/ILLSIN_A1-A8_web.pdf

Henry County, Illinois Fact Sheet
pdf 2017-03_Henry County Fact Sheet.pdf (6.49 MB)

Kewanee, Illinois Community Profile
images/docs/Kewanee,IL_CommunityProfile_2012-11.pdf

Mercer County, Illinois Fact Sheet
images/docs/MercerCounty,IL_FactSheet_2006.pdf

Milan, Illinois Community Profile
images/docs/MilanCommunityProfile_March2015_8.5x11_web.pdf

Muscatine, Iowa Fact Sheet
images/docs/MuscatineFactSheet2015-05_8.5x11_web-ready.pdf

Port Byron, Illinois Community Profile
images/docs/PortByron,IL_CommunityProfile_2012-07.pdf

West Libery, Iowa Fact Sheet
images/docs/2015WestLibertyFactSheet_Final_8.5x11_Web.pdf

Wilton, Iowa Fact Sheet
images/docs/WiltonFactSheet2015_web.pdf

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Greater Quad Cities Region Aerial Mapping Request For Proposals Released

On October 22, 2013, Bi-State Regional Commission released a Request for Proposals (RFP), which calls for aerial mapping services covering approximately 2,784 square miles, a cooperative project between four counties and numerous municipalities across the greater Quad Cities Region in Illinois and Iowa.
 
Procedures for preparation and presentation of proposals are contained in the attached RFP.

pdf  quad-cities-aerial-photo-rfp_2014.pd (3.08 MB)
 
Copies of vendor proposals (one signed original, one hardcopy, and two complete copies in PDF file format on CDs) should be submitted by 1:00 p.m., CST, November 22, 2013 by mail or commercial express delivery service only to:
 
                Attn.:  Lisa J. Miller, GIS Director
                Bi-State Regional Commission
                1504 Third Avenue, P.O. Box 3368
                Rock Island, Illinois  61204-3368
 
Questions regarding this Request for Proposals, should be submitted, in writing by fax, U.S. Mail, or e-mail (no phone calls) by 1:00 p.m. CST on November 5th, 2013 to:
                Attn.:  Lisa J. Miller, GIS Director
                Address above
                Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                Fax:  (309) 793-6305
 
The project area will be flown in the Spring of 2014 with delivery of mapping products by the end of 2014.  The area covered includes Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Counties in Iowa; Henry County in Illinois; and the following municipalities in Illinois:  Aledo, Carbon Cliff, Coal Valley, East Moline, Moline, Rock Island, and Silvis.

Joint Purchasing-Bid Tabulations

pdf 2018-fall-printer-supplies-bid-tabulation.pdf (456 KB)
2018 Fall Printer/Fax Supplies Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in green. Prices are good until 1/31/19.

pdf 2019-calendars-bid-tabulation.pdf (39 KB)
2019 Calendar Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. Bid prices are good until 09/30/18.

pdf 2018-utility-supplies-bid-tabulation.pdf (2.75 MB)
2018 Utility Supplies Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. Bid prices are good until 4/12/19.

pdf 2018-spring-printer-supplies-bid-tabulation.pdf (454 KB)
2018 Spring Printer/Fax Supplies Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in green. Prices are good until 7/31/18.

pdf 2018-spring-paper-bid-tabulation.pdf (79 KB)
2018 Spring Copier and Colored Paper Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow.  One time purchase.

pdf 2018-janitorial-bid-tabulation (799 KB)
2018 Janitorial Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow.  One time purchase.

pdf 2018-can-liner-bid-tabulation (256 KB)
2018 Can Liner Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. One time purchase.

pdf 2018-food-service-bid-tabulation (185 KB)
2018 Food Service Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. One Time purchase.

pdf 2018-turf-chemical-bid-tabulation.pdf (379 KB)
2018 Turf Chemical Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. All prices are good until 9/15/18.

pdf 2018-seed-bid-tabulation.pdf (117 KB)
2018 Turf Seed Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. All prices are good until 9/15/18.

pdf 2018-sign-materials-bid-tabulation-rebid.pdf (206 KB)
2018 Sign Materials Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. Prices are good until 12/12/18.

pdf 2018-water-treatment-chemicals-bid-tabulation.pdf (292 KB)
2018 Water Treatment Chemicals Bid Tabulation.
Awarded vendors are in yellow. Prices are good 1/1/18 – 12/31/18.

pdf 2018-sign-posts-bid-tabulation.pdf (81 KB)
2018 Sign Posts Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. Prices are good until 11/14/18.

pdf 2017-ice-melt-bid-tabulation.pdf (298 KB)
2017 Ice Melt Bid Tabulation
Awarded vendors are in yellow. Bid prices are good until 4/1/18.

 

2013-2014 Quad Cities Household Travel Survey

Bi-State Regional Commission conducted a survey of more than 1,700 households in the Quad Cities from September 2013 to January 2014. There were 4,100 people and 3,523 vehicles participating in the survey.  This represented over 13,803 trips in the sample. Fifty-eight percent of the households reported crossing the Mississippi River at least once per week.

The survey results will help transportation planners in our metro area better understand how people travel and why. The results will be used by planners and local officials to identify current travel choices and their effect on our transportation system. The data will also help improve regional mobility.

ETC Institute was hired by Bi-State Regional Commission to conduct the survey. The information provided by Quad Citians will be kept confidential and used only for statistical purposes as part of the Long Range Transportation Plan update. This effort has been funded through an Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (ICAAP) grant of $300,000.

Bi-State's Quad Cities Transportation Policy and Technical Committees oversee Long Range Transportation Plan preparation. These committees are made up of local elected officials and technical staff. In the next three years, they will work with Bi-State staff to prepare a full draft update by early 2016. The update will include transportation goals and collection of existing and proposed transportation system recommendations. Additional public input is planned in spring 2014 and prior to the adoption of the plan in spring 2016. To review the existing 2040 long range transportation plan, go to 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

2013-14 Quad Cities Household Travel Survey Final Report

pdf  2013-14_qc_hhts_finalreport.pdf (1.77 MB)

Education Data

Data Services Staff compiles, maintains, and monitors a variety of current and historical data related to educational attainment and school enrollment for various geographies at local, regional, state, and national levels.  

Educational Attainment is available through the U.S. Census Bureau, decennial Census (historical) and American Community Survey.  To access educational attainment data for the Region, please use our Data Portal website, GreaterQCRegionData.org.  Or, to access multiple data sets and/or multiple geographies within the Nation, such as census blocks, tracts, voting districts, cities, counties and school districts, visit the Census’ American Factfinder: http://factfinder2.census.gov or contact our Data Services Staff.

School Enrollment is available through the Illinois and Iowa State Boards of Education.  To access school enrollment data for the Region, please use our Data Portal website, GreaterQCRegionData.org.  Or, to access multiple data sets for various school districts in the region, visit the following websites:

Illinois Interactive Report Card
http://iirc.niu.edu/

Illinois State Board of Education website
http://www.isbe.net

Iowa Department of Education – Education Statistics (Enrollment)
http://www.educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=129&Itemid=55

Or contact our Data Services Staff.