Advancing Regional Prosperity through Quality of Place and Community Workforce Attraction Grants


Following the Ready Communities Planning Grant stage, up to $3 million in implementation grants will be available in 2019-2020 to eligible organizations within counties that have completed Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plans.

The following is a list of implementation funding categories and some examples of the types of projects or programs that may be eligible for Ready Communities Grant funding.

Aesthetics and Beautification Enhancements

  • Place branding
  • Public art
  • Streetscape beautification
  • Park enhancements
  • Main street type investments

Connectivity Infrastructure Development

  • Bike & pedestrian paths
  • Trail enhancements
  • Walkability improvements
  • Public broadband or wi-fi
  • Public transit or other transportation needs

Community Cohesion & Support 

  • Childcare facilities
  • Workforce training centers
  • Public spaces
  • Innovation spaces
  • Farmers markets

More information on Ready Communities Implementation Grants will be announced soon. Stay tuned for details.

Have questions? Please contact Lauren Travis, Regional Opportunity Fund Project Manager at or call (812) 287-8118 or toll-free at 844-316-7668.