Advancing Regional Prosperity through Quality of Place and Community Workforce Attraction Grants
As part of an overarching strategy for improving economic and community prosperity in the Indiana Uplands, Regional Opportunity Initiatives established a grant opportunity for the 11 counties of our region.
Ready Communities grants provided communities and organizations with resources to strategically develop programs that build quality of place, grow regional capacity for workforce development and attraction, and improve the attributes and amenities that make the Indiana Uplands a desirable place to live, work, and play.
The process began with Ready Communities Planning Grants. Each Indiana Uplands county received a $50,000 planning grant to develop Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plans. Following the Ready Communities Planning Grant stage, up to $3 million was made available for quality of place and workforce attraction implementation grants.
- In Round I & II, ROI awarded 12 implementation grants.
- In Round III, ROI awarded 6 implementation grants.