Project Application Process

Implementation of the Regional Cities Initiative continues to move forward. In the South Bend-Elkhart region, applications for 26 projects were received by the June deadline, and the RDA recommended funding for 15 projects in August.

Michiana Partnership, serving in an administrative role, will continue working with the Northern Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) board members and project teams to submit Claim Forms to the IEDC for approval. They will also work with the RDA to monitor the readiness of each project to be sure they have met all requirements and are fully prepared for execution no later than June 15, 2017.

The RDA is now accepting Intake Forms for projects that were not initially included in the Regional Development Plan (RDP), as additional projects for future consideration. After reviewing the current RDP Project Applications received, if the RDA determines RCI Funds will be available, they will invite projects who have completed the intake form to submit a full Application for review.


Review the RCNI Fund Allocation Process and Timeline for additional detail windows for RDP Projects that have not yet been funded or new or substitute (non-RDP) projects.

South Bend-Elkhart Regional Development Plan Projects

Keep updated on the status of all 39 projects that were included in our 2015 Regional Development Plan. View all of the projects recently approved for funding by the RDA and IEDC, projects in which no funds have currently been allocated by the RDA and projects proceeding without RDA fund. The map includes the entire South Bend – Elkhart Region. Project statuses will be updated as the process progresses.

To view the Regional Development Plan Quarterly Progress Report published November 3, 2016.

 IEDC Approved
 RDA Funds Approved
 No Funds Currently Allocated by RDA
 Proceeding without RDA Funds