Indiana 15 receives grant

By Herald Staff

Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission was awarded $400,000 in funding for a non-competitive institutional capacity grant from the Economic Development Administration.

The funding will be used to help develop a regional disaster recovery and resiliency economic development plan. It will also help Indiana 15 with enhancing the region’s public infrastructure, implementing strategies to grow critical manufacturing, forestry and wood products, advanced materials, transportation equipment, tourism and agricultural sectors; hiring additional staff; and supporting workforce needs.

The EDA Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance program is for economic development districts to build institutions’ capacities and technical assistance to its local communities and stakeholders. This supplemental grant was made available from federal CARES Act.

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