West Central Indiana Economic Development District (WCIEDD) is responsible for developing, managing and implementing many federal, state and local programs throughout West Central Indiana.
As the regional Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), 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 help address the needs and concerns of older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. We also coordinate and offer services that help older adults and persons with disabilities remain in their homes or a community setting, if that is their preference.
In our role as an Economic Development District (EDD), we help the public and private sectors develop and advance a wide range of community and economic development projects. These projects help create good paying jobs, build the tax base, and improve quality of place and quality of life.
As both a Metropolitan Planning Orgaization (MPO) and a Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), we work with local, state, and federal partners to develop the multimodal transportation system, which helps promote sustainable community growth, economic development, and enhances quality of life.
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.
Free Community Teaching Kitchen Workshop
The Community Teaching Kitchen is a free workshop for individuals and families in the community to learn how to make quick, healthy and affordable recipes for themselves and their families.
Instructors will demonstrate how to cook and prepare a variety of recipes. Participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience each week preparing recipes. During each session, they will also learn about topics related to health and well-being. Crockpots will be given away to participants who attend all three sessions.
Join Jay Christiansen, Purdue Extension Vigo County Health & Human Sciences Educator, Community Teaching Kitchen program on June 12, 19 and 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the West Terre Haute Public Library, 125 N. Church Street, West Terre Haute, IN 47885.
To register, contact Jay Christiansen at (812) 462-3371 or email@example.com. Registration deadline is June 10th. Limited spots (20) are available so register today!
Regional Trails Planning
Government officials, local government agencies, parks departments, planning agencies, and non-profit groups have been engaged for many years in development of local trail systems that help improve quality of life and mobility, and help preserve and protect our environment. Now, thanks to the collaborative efforts of a group of more than 20 individuals who came together in January 2019 to talk with each other and us about their individual plans for trails development, we’re pleased to share this regional snapshot of plans for trails development in West Central Indiana. Questions about trails development or this regional snapshot should be directed to Jeremey Weir at (812) 917-3199.
Broadband Grant Program
To help counties in the District position themselves to potentially take advantage of The Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program recently announced by Governor Holcomb, our staff has been busy meeting with local officials and community leaders to discuss steps they might want to take to prepare for broadband expansion into unserved and underserved area. If you’d like more information about how your community can prepare for broadband expansion, call Jim Coffenberry at (812) 238-1318.
Meetings & Events
Unless otherwise indicate, all meetings are open to the public. Persons with special needs can request reasonable accommodation by calling the our office at (812) 238-1561 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
- Meeting Cancelled: 06/24/19, 7:00 PM - WCIEDD Board of Directors Meeting, 2800 Poplar St, STE 7J, Terre Haute, IN 47803
- 06/26/19, 4:00 PM - Transportation Citizen Advisory Committee/Disabled Advisory Committee, Terre Haute Transit Utility Transfer Center, 750 Cherry St, Terre Haute, IN 47807
- 07/04/19, Holiday - Agency Closed for Independance Day
- 07/16/19, 2:00 PM - Transportation Policy Commitee, 2800 Poplar St, STE 7J, Terre Haute, IN 47803
- 07/29/19, 7:00 PM - WCIEDD Board of Directors, 2800 Poplar St, STE 7J, Terre Haute, IN 47803
Blight Clearance Program
Local elected officials can improve their communities by applying for federal funding through the Blight Clearance Program (BCP). This program, which is managed by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (IOCRA), can help communities focus on long-term community development and revitalization by providing funding for removal of abandoned/vacant buildings and industrial sites. Our team has a proven track record of helping communities develop and administer successful BCP projects. For more information about this program e-mail or call Terry Jones at (812) 238-1563.
Federal Funding Opportunties
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) periodically compiles, publishes and distributes this announcement about Federal funding opportunities to its Economic Development Districts (EDDs). The information is provided to increase awareness of complementary Federal funding resources available for community and economic development. If you have questions regarding this announcement and these opportunities e-mail or call Jim Coffenberry at (812) 238-1318.