Resources & Initiatives

Community Project Funding Guide

The ECIA community project funding guide is a resource provided by the ECIA to assist communities in our five-county region in finding potential funding sources for their community projects.

Government Training Institute

The ECIA training institute empowers our community leaders to improve their knowledge and create opportunities for their community. ECIA utilizes its USDA Rural Community Development Initiative grant to provide trainings aimed at increasing the capacity of city and county officials and economic development groups in the region.

For more information on upcoming trainings please contact Holly Tricia Wagner at: or 563-690-5738.

Dubuque Racing Association (DRA) Core Grant

Prosperity Eastern Iowa (PEI) was awarded $50,000 from the Dubuque Racing Association CORE Grant program. With grant funds, PEI and its partners will develop a database of regional assets and amenities in Dubuque, Delaware, Jackson and Jones Counties; identify gaps in the region; conduct visioning sessions with city councils, volunteer groups, mayors and city clerks, ultimately developing a “Field of Opportunities”. The “Field of Opportunities” will identify short- and long-term regional goals and projects that will enhance tourism opportunities throughout the region.