WCIEDD is responsible for developing, managing and implementing many federal, state and local programs throughout West Central Indiana.
- As the Aging & Disability Resource Center; we provide people of all ages, incomes, and abilities with information and one-on-one person centered counseling about the full range of long-term service and support (LTSS) options available in West Central Indiana.
- As the Area Agency on Aging (AAA); we provide a wide variety of services and support to seniors, disabled persons, and their caregivers.
- In our role as an Economic Development District (EDD), we help develop and advance community and economic development projects that create good paying jobs, build the tax base, and improve the infrastructure.
- As both the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO); we work with local, state, and federal partners to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that promotes sustainable community growth and economic development, and enhances quality of life.
- As the lead agency for Covering Kids & Families in West Central Indiana; we work with local coalition members to help individuals and families obtain affordable health insurance.
- As a public transportation service provider; we provide transportation services to seniors and disabled individuals in Parke, Vermillion and Vigo County, and rural public transportation services to persons of all abilities in Vigo County.
Through our board and various committees we also provide a forum for identifying and addressing regional issues. Staff provide technical assistance and planning services to local government officials and agencies too.
News, Annoucements & Events
News . . .
January 2019 CCMG Call For Projects
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has established dates for the 2019 Community Crossings call for projects. INDOT will accept applications for the first call from January 7, 2019, at 8:00 am ET through February 1, 2019, at 5:00 pm ET. Awards from this call will be announced sometime in March 2019. Exact dates for the second call will be announced later, but the call will begin in July.
Local public agencies (LPAs) must have a current Asset Management Plan (AMP) to be eligible for Community Crossings. The AMP must be updated and submitted for approval every 2 years.
The Indiana General Assembly created Community Crossings in 2016. Funds for the program are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction.
In our role as both a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and a Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), we provide communities in West Central Indiana free technical support and assistance with preparation of their Community Crossing Applications. To learn more about this support and assistance contact Jeremy Weir at (812) 917-3199 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annoucements . . .
Moving Toward an Active Indiana: Walking and Cycling in the Hoosier State
INDOT and Indiana's MPOs are committed to advancing and promoting multimodal and active transportation planning, including walking and cycling. INDOT has launched a new statewide initiative to identify ways that active transportation can provide additional mobility options, enhance livability, support economic development, tourism and encourage healthy lifestyles. We all need your input, so please take a few minutes to complete INDOT's Active Indiana Survey regarding this new initiative.
Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment
The open season for marketplace open enrollment is Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2018. This is for coverage starting Jan 1, 2019. For more information contact one our State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors or a Navigator at (812-238-1561 or (800) 489-1561.
Meetings . . .
Unless otherwise indicate, all meetings are open to the public. Persons with special needs or disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by calling the District’s office at (812) 238-1561 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
- 01/28/2019, 6:00 PM - WCIEDD Board of Directors - Annual Meeting, Meadows Banquet Center, 2800 Poplar St, Terre Haute, IN 47803
- 03/25/19, 7:00 PM - WCIEDD Board of Directors, 2800 Poplar St, STE 7J, Terre Haute, IN 47807
Funding Opportunities . . .`
Blight Clearance Program
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs recently announced local Indiana officials are able to improve their communities by applying for federal funding through the Blight Clearance Grant Program. The program encourages communities with properties that need to be removed to focus on long-term community development. Applications can be submitted using an updated process until all funding is exhausted, and is available on a rolling basis.
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
The following information from Federal agencies has been compiled by EDA and distributed to Economic Development Districts. This information is provided to increase awareness of complementary funding resources available for community and economic development.
- EDA Annoucement, 12/10/18
- EDA Annoucement, 12/03/18
- EDA Annoucement, 11/26/18
- EDA Annoucement, 11/19/18
Questions regarding these EDA announcements and opportunities should be direct to Jim Coffenberry at (812) 238-1318.