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February 24, 2014  
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Health Impact Assessment Call for Projects- 
Proposals due March 21
Kane County & CMAP seek interested municipalities
Kane County has been awarded a 2014 Local Technical Assistance (LTA) grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) to prepare a health impact assessment (HIA) for a Kane County municipality! Kane County will partner with CMAP to perform the HIA, while also training CMAP staff in the HIA process. When finished, the HIA will serve as an example for the Chicago region. 

HIA is an emerging planning tool used to evaluate how a plan, program, or policy will affect the overall health of a population. An HIA is designed to inform policy makers
before a plan, program, or policy is adopted. Learn more about HIA and ways it can be utilized at Health Impact Project

The topic of study selected by the County and CMAP will be a municipal plan, program, or policy that links in some way to transportation and/or land use issues. 

Proposals are due to the County by March 21, 2014. Click for the proposal form. 

Questions? Please contact KC Development & Community Services Director Mark VanKerkhoff 

KDSWCDKane-Dupage SWCD "Current Stormwater Regulations & Policies" Seminar
Learn about local, state and federal regulations & policies

The Kane-Dupage Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a Current Stormwater Regulations and Policies Seminar on March 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to noon at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles (note date change). The seminar is designed to inform planners, engineers and consultants about existing local, state and federal regulations as well as a projection of future regulations. 

Sessions will include updated regulatory information from the Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois EPA and US EPA. Cost is $20 and includes a continental breakfast and credit for professional development hours. 

Click for more information and to register. 

UofIU of I Extension offers fiscal impact of development webinar
Learn new tools to better understand economic impacts of new development
"The Fiscal Calculator: Estimating the fiscal impacts of development in the greater Peoria area" will teach viewers about new tools that can help policymakers understand the fiscal impact of new development. These tools include a Fiscal Calculator - a spreadsheet-based tool that estimates the fiscal impact of land development projects - and a Fiscal Manager - a GIS-based tool that enables users to draw a land development scenario on a map and estimate its fiscal impact. 
The webinar will be held Tuesday, February 25 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. and can be accessed through the link provided in this invitation
KKCOMKane/Kendall Council of Mayors announces call for LAFO projects

KKCOM is now holding a call for Local Area Functional Overlay (LAFO) or resurfacing projects. The match ratio for construction and E3 for LAFO projects is a maximum Federal percentage of 75% (25% local match), with a maximum federal contribution of $500,000. Projects will be considered for a multi-year "B" List; limited funding is available and previously programmed STP projects will remain a priority for the Council. 

To apply for funding, a project application form and location map must be submitted to
KKCOM by March 28, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.  

Click here for project priority methodology and here for an application. 

For additional information please contact Kane/Kendall Council of Mayors staff. 
RiverboatApplications being accepted for Kane County 2014 Riverboat Fund Program 

The Kane County Riverboat Fund Program provides financial aid for programs that strengthen Kane County's communities and government through efforts in education, environment, and economic development and emphasize addressing Kane County problems and providing long-term solutions. 

Local government and non-profit entities are eligible to apply for projects that address at least one of the following principles: 
  • Education: Kane County seeks to promote or enhance educational and training programs and initiatives that address community and government improvement issues.
  • Environment: Kane County encourages programs and projects that address a broad spectrum of environmental issues.
  • Economic Development: Kane County supports initiatives that promote economic and community development. 
    2014 Kane County OCR Riverboat Fund Video
    2014 Kane County OCR Riverboat Fund Video
Applications are due April 7, 2014. Learn more about project eligibility and how to 
apply here and find and application here

Please contact the Office of Community Reinvestment with
Health Impact Project 2014 Call for Proposals
National organization seeks health impact assessment proposals
Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts, promotes the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) to help policy-makers incorporate health considerations in the decision-making process.
Local government, educational organizations, and nonprofits are eligible to apply for a grant to fund an HIA on a specific proposed program, policy, plan, or project. Up to six projects will be chosen, for grants up to $100,000 each. Training and technical assistance will also be provided. 
Brief proposals are due April 2, 2014. Full proposals from applicants invited to submit are due April 30, 2014. Find more information about this opportunity here
Kane County Health & Development Departments were past recipients of a Health Impact Project grant to perform the Growing for Kane Health Impact Assessment, which can be viewed here
FFKCNew posts on Food & Farm- Kane County blog!

View new posts on Food & Farms- Kane County, our new blog focused on local foods and farming in Kane County. Recent posts inlcude grant and educational opportunities and a feature on the Kane County Farmland Protection Program. Check back often for updates!

Guest contributors are always welcome! Please contact Ellen Johnson if interested. 

Kane County Planning Cooperative
Ellen Johnson, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 - johnsonellen@co.kane.il.us or kcplancoop@co.kane.il.us

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