ROI extends timeline for third round of Ready Communities implementation grants

In response to changing circumstances & priorities related to COVID-19, ROI has extended the timeline for organizations to apply for Round 3 of the Ready Communities Implementation Grant Program. Letters of Intent are now due June 1st instead of May 4.

Updated Ready Communities Round 3 Grant Timeline:
June 1: Deadline to Submit Letter of Intent
June 29: ROI Invites Candidates to Apply for Grants
Aug 7: Grant Application Deadline
September: Grants Awarded

Up to $1.14 million in grant dollars is available in Round 3 to advance quality of place and workforce attraction in the 11 counties of the Indiana Uplands.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a two-page (maximum) letter of intent via ROI’s grant portal anytime between now and June 1st. Letters of Intent will be reviewed for alignment with eligibility, criteria, quality, and anticipated outcomes. A select number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. The applications will then be reviewed and evaluated. Finalists may be asked to make a presentation to the evaluation committee.

Full grant guidelines are available on the ROI website at:

Do you have questions about ROI’s Ready Communities Implementation Grant program? We’re happy to help! Larry Pejeau is available to discuss Round III guidelines, letters of intent and application details. You can contact Larry at (812) 720-1417 or