Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
This Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is how NIRPC focuses its financial planning resources and staff where they will be the most effective in responding to significant local and regional issues and resolving area-wide problems. The UPWP is based on state and federal transportation planning requirements, regional priorities, and the annual emphasis areas of the Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administrations. In addition to these requirements, NIRPC develops its long and short-range planning and programming in response to the implementation of the region’s 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan: A Vision for Northwest Indiana.
The UPWP balances NIRPC’s available resources in order to effectively carry out long and short-range planning and programming; special studies; data gathering, analysis and dissemination; computer modeling; public involvement; and program administration. It also describes other planning, administrative, and program offerings by NIRPC in its role as a council of governments. It includes all environmental and economic development planning, as well as transit administration, which includes sub-grantee oversight, grant administration, and procurement. In addition it includes additional significant planning projects by other agencies, especially any studies and plans supported by federal funds.
The 2017/2018 UPWP covers the period beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2018 with a total budget of $1,848,734 for FY 2017 and $1,823,293 for FY 2018. Funds for completing the work elements in the UPWP come from the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Indiana Department of Transportation, grants, and other state and local resources.
The UPWP is put together by Eman Ibrahim, NIRPC’s planning manager. For information or copies of past reports, she can be contacted at email@example.com or at 219-763-6060 ext. 135.
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