Bi-State Regional Commission

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


  • Latest Commission In Review

    Bi-State Regional Commission meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month.  Highlights from recent meetings are outlined below.

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  • Grant Updates

    Safe Routes to School (SRTS) – Illinois Funding Cycle: The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a new 2023 Funding Cycle for the Safe Routes to School Program. Both infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects will be available beginning August 1 through October 2. The non-infrastructure program will have significant changes this cycle, and more information will be released.

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  • Quad Cities MPO News

    The MPO Transportation Technical Committee meeting is set for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2023 at the Bi-State Regional Commission office.  Note the change in day of the week from Tuesday to Thursday to accommodate Illinois DOT Special Program Assistance Conference on June 13 and 14, noted in ‘Grant News”.

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About 2020 Census:

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.