Bi-State Regional Commission

A Forum for Inter-governmental Coorperation and Delivery of Regional Programs

NEWS

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    Federally, local governments can check the following link for the latest federal discretionary grants: USDOT Key Notices of Funding Opportunity.  Federal grants require registration in Grants.gov, and EUI-Entity Identifier, a 12-character unique number assigned to all entities who must register to do business with the federal government in SAM-System for Award Management.  If you are considering a federal grant, it will be important to have an EUI and be registered in SAM.

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  • Quad Cities MPO News

    The FFY2025-2028 MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was adopted on June 25, 2024 by the Transportation Policy Committee. The TIP is a summary of roadway, public transit, trail, and related projects that are expected to be initiated during the next four years and will be financed in whole or in part with federal and/or state funds. Regionally significant projects requiring FHWA or FTA approval, regardless of the funding source, shall also be included. The four-year program is a result of requirements outlined in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) or Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Act (BIF). Please contact Sarah Bambas at 309-793-6300 Ext. 1131 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the TIP.

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  • Quad City Health Initiative

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    The Quad City Health Initiative (QCHI) was formed in 1999 and a cross-community partnerships to create a healthy community. The 2021 Vision states: “The Quad Cities region is united as one vibrant, diverse, collaborative community with engaged citizens, safe, thriving neighborhoods, and equitable and inclusive access and opportunities for overall health and social well-being.” 

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About 2020 Census:

What
Count
The Census is a count of everyone residing in the United States: in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.

Who
Everyone
All residents of the United States must be counted. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens.

When
Every 10 years
The last census occurred in 2020. Census questionnaires were mailed or delivered to every household in the United States in March 2020. Residents are asked to provide information that is accurate for their households as of April 1, 2020.  The Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U.S. President by December 31, of the Census year.  The first Census was conducted in 1790 and has been carried out every 10 years since then.

Where
Everywhere in the U.S.
The census counts everyone residing in the United States: in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.  People should be counted where they live and sleep most of the year.

Why
The U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 2) mandates a headcount of everyone residing in the United States. The population totals determine each state’s Congressional representation. The numbers also affect funding in your community and help inform decision makers about how your community is changing.

How
The Census Bureau will mailed or delivered questionnaires to every household in the United States in March 2020.  A second form was mailed to households that did not respond to the initial questionnaire.

Bi- State’s Role in the 2020 Census:

Bi-State Regional Commission pledged to be a 2020 Census Partner in both Iowa and Illinois and has adopted a resolution in support of the 2020 Census. In doing so Bi-State staff participated in the following activities:

• Acted as an intermediary contact between the Census Bureau and local governments and other affiliates that needed assistance being involved in the 2020 Census;

• Provided resources and information (including promotional materials as available), and participated in Census activities;

• Created a 2020 Census page on the Bi-State Regional Commission website.

• Encouraged participation and cooperative coordination among the local governments, and held quarterly meetings for Complete Count Committees to coordinate activities and share ideas.

Mission Statement

A local, voluntary organization of five counties and 47 municipalities. We serve as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and delivery of regional programs and to assist member local governments in planning and project development.