NIRCC is available to assist communities within Adams, Allen, DeKalb, and Wells Counties with community development activities. We can assist communities with projects receiving funding through a myriad of sources such as grants and loans from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), State Revolving Fund (SRF), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Indiana Brown Fields, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Economic Development Administration (EDA) and other State, Federal, and private programs. We can also assist communities with the preparation and maintenance of their ADA and Title VI compliance documentation. NIRCC can also conduct Red Flag Investigations and provide other environmental review services. Information regarding the community development services provided by NIRCC is available by contacting us.
Matt Vondran (Senior Transportation Planner / Grant Administrator)
Kristine Christlieb (Principal Planner & Grant Manager)
Alexis Hathaway (Grant Manager / Environmental Planner)
If you need assistance with ADA, Title VI, or Red Flag contact
Stacey Gorsuch (Principal Transportation Planner)
or call 260-449-7309
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. Information is provided on the ADA and how to develop a Transition Plan.
A healthy environment promotes vibrant communities which is why NIRCC is dedicated to assisting our member communities with maintaining and/or improving their natural environment. NIRCC assists communities achieve their environmental goals by ensuring transportation projects conform to established air quality emission standards, producing red flag reports prior to road projects being completed to identify potential environmental risks, and working to improve water quality in NE Indiana’s open waters.
The NIRCC community development team has the capabilities to assist with project development and to provide grant writing, grant administration, and labor standards administration services. Follow this link for additional information.
The NIRCC community development team has the capabilities to assist area park boards with project planning and the development of five-year parks and recreation park master plans. Follow this link for additional information.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. A federal-aid recipient must have an Implementation Plan to prevent discrimination in all of its programs and activities. Information is provided on Title VI and how to develop an Implementation Plan.
The Northeast Indiana Water Trails Initiative is a regional partnership working to increase recreation opportunities on our waterways by promoting boat access, water safety and stewardship, and the development of regional water trails that will empower our citizens to become more active and unified. It is housed under the NIRCC but it is governed by a separate Board of Directors. To find out more click the picture or Water Trails.