West Central Indiana
Economic Development District

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    The Transportation Policy Committee recently approved the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The plan, which covers all of Vigo County and a large portion of Clay County, identifies both long- and short-range strategies and actions that support continued development of the multi-modal transportation network through 2045.

    In our role as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), we are required to maintain an MTP and to update it at least every 4 years.

    Welcome

    WCIEDD is responsible for developing, managing and implementing many federal, state and local programs throughout West Central Indiana.

    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 . . .

    Community CrossingsJanuary 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: jweir@westcentralin.com.

    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.

    For more local information about this program e-mail or call Terry Jones at (812) 238-1563. The application packet can be found at www.in.gov/ocra/2718.htm.

    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.

    Questions regarding these EDA announcements and opportunities should be direct to Jim Coffenberry at (812) 238-1318.