The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is working with the Regional Development Authority and Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) in pursuit of a $50 million grant from the state of Indiana’s READI program. We are building on the foundation of our current Regional Economic Development Strategy Plan and proposing that $25 million be used to continue the Regional Cities Initiative program and $25 million go toward strategies aligned with our five areas of focus: Entrepreneurship, Education & Workforce, Industry Growth, Talent Attraction & Retention, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
As part of the proposal development process, we are soliciting ideas for projects and programs that the Regional Partnership’s program committees, READI Steering Committee, and the RDA can review for potential inclusion in the final grant application.
The Submission Form is now closed as of 11:59pm EST on Sunday July 18th.
For questions related to specific projects and programs, please contact:
The intake of Strategy-Driven Programs and Projects and the Regional Cities Projects does not guarantee inclusion in the South Bend – Elkhart regional READI application. Should a project or program be selected for inclusion into the application, no promise of READI funding is being made, nor if a project or program isn’t included in the application does that mean it would not receive funding.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT READI PLEASE, CLICK HERE. TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE RELATED TO THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PLEASE, CLICK HERE.