Your Community Voice And Involvement Sought For $50,000,000 READI Grant

You are invited to fill out a very important survey.  You are also invited to be on an important ZOOM call.

This invitation is primarily for all community members in the North Central Region. The North Central Region is competing to win $50,000,000 (fifty million dollars) of State grant money to improve the community.

Yellow shaded area shows the district Clinton County is a part of. (Shine 99 coverage area is not directly relevant to this project but was a convenient map for the author to use)

Here is a request for YOUR participation from the leadership of our North Central Region.  Read carefully and please participate in the:

1) Survey Due August 15, 2021

2) Zoom meeting held Tuesday August 10 from 5pm to 7pm.

Successful grants will address any of the following:

  • Housing
  • Quality of Life/Place
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Child Care
  • Broadband

Workforce Developent is ALSO a very important item but may be dealt with separately.

$50,000,000 Indiana State Grant may be ours (6 county area) with your input on important community projects.

Here is your invitation to get involved:

We are seeking community input to develop the READI vision. Please share the link (and graphic) below on your social media and throughout your local networks.

We want to hear from you! The North Central Region is competing to win $50 million in state grant money to improve our community. Click the link below to take the survey and help shape the future of our region.

We’ll be hosting a public presentation of the draft strategy and project list via ZOOM Aug 10th, 5-7pm. Please invite community members, business leaders and other stakeholders by sharing the log-in information below.

Time: Aug 10, 2021 05:00 PM America/Indiana/Indianapolis

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Meeting ID: 952 2044 2968
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READI stands for “Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative”.  The submission from our 6 county area (Clinton, Howard, Tipton, Cass, Miami, Fulton) is due on or before September 30.

A total of $500,000,000 will be granted but not all regions will receive grant money.

Proposals will be reviewed throughout October and November and first round of investment decisions will be made and announced in December.

More information available at: READI GRANT HOME PAGE

Verbiage from READI GRANT site home page:

Advancing Quality of Life, Quality of Place, and Quality of Opportunity

Under the leadership of Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Indiana has experienced four consecutive record-breaking years for job and investment commitments. To maintain this momentum and accelerate the state’s economic growth, Indiana launched the Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI), a bold, transformational initiative that will dedicate $500 million in state appropriations to promote strategic investments that will make Indiana a magnet for talent and economic growth.  

Through this initiative, the state will encourage neighboring counties, cities and towns to partner to create a shared vision for their future, mapping out the programs, initiatives and projects that are critical for them to retain talent today and attract the workforce of tomorrow.

READI is expected to attract at least $2 billion of local public, private and philanthropic match funding that will propel investment in Indiana’s quality of place, quality of life and quality of opportunity.