West Central Indiana
Economic Development District

  • General: (812) 238-1561
  • (800) 489-1561
  • Aging & Disability Resource Center: (812) 917-3145
  • Transportation Services: (812) 232-2675
  • Fax: (812) 238-1564
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    The Transportation Policy Committee recently approved the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The plan, which covers all of Vigo County and a large portion of Clay County, identifies both long- and short-range strategies and actions that support continued development of the multi-modal transportation network through 2045.

    In our role as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), we are required to maintain an MTP and to update it at least every 4 years.


    WCIEDD is responsible for developing, managing and implementing many federal, state and local programs throughout West Central Indiana.

    Through our board and various committees we also provide a forum for identifying and addressing regional issues. Staff provide technical assistance and planning services to local government officials and agencies too.

    News, Annoucements & Events

    News . . .

    Community CrossingsOver $5.7 Million Awarded for Local Roads & Streets

    The following communities in West Central Indiana have been selected for award of state-matching funds for local road and bridge projects in the latest round of the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative. Projects eligible for funding through this competitive initiative include road resurfacing and preservation, bridge rehabilitation or replacement, road reconstruction with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with a road project; as well as, material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations. Some local public agencies (counties, cities or towns) did not apply for a grant this round because they’re still in the process of executing an earlier award.

    Local Public Agency  Award Amount Local Public Agency  Award Amount
    Brazil 747,912.00 Carlisle 251,269.84
    Carbon 93,375.00 Dugger 146,481.00
    Centerpoint 148,275.00 Farmersburg 243,799.17
    Clay City 289,342.48 Hymera 170,203.90
    Knightsville 58,387.50 Merom 80,256.21
    Staunton 131,542.50 Shelburn 250,062.70
    Clay County Total $1,468,834.48 Sullivan County Total $1,142,072.82
    Marshall 150,000.00 Cayuga 165,754.18
    Mecca 72,185.42 Clinton 400,770.49
    Rockville 324,759.88 Dana 396,288.74
    Rosedale 79,214.00 Vermillion County Total $962,813.41
    Parke County Total $626,159.30 Riley 31,166.63
    Bainbridge 295,839.60 Seelyville 171,739.98
    Fillmore 18,380.25 Terre Haute 492,599.36
    Roachdale 325,457.00 Vigo County Total $695,505.97
    Russellville 230,178.18 West Central Indiana Total $5,765,241.01
    Putnam County Total $869,855.03

    The Indiana General Assembly created Community Crossings in 2016. Funds for the program are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They must also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges.

    Beginning in 2019, INDOT will issue calls for Community Crossing projects twice a year. The first call will be in January and the second in July. However, a local unit of government will only be allowed one award per State fiscal year (Jul – Jun).

    In our role as both a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and a Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), we provide communities in West Central Indiana free technical support and assistance with preparation of their Community Crossing Applications. To learn more about this support and assistance contact Jeremy Weir at (812) 917-3199 or e-mail: jweir@westcentralin.com.

    Annoucements . . .

    Request for Proposals: Senior Nutrition Program

    In our role as the Area Agency on Aging, we are soliciting proposals from well-qualified vendors for our Senior Nutrition Program. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is availalbe on this website or it can be obtained by visiting our offices at 1718 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807. The deadline for submission of proposals is Nov 18, 2018 at 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). We reserves the right to reject, accept, or request modification of any or all proposals and the right to reissue the RFP if no acceptable proposals are forthcoming or if a contract cannot be successfully negotiated with the selected Offeror.

    Moving Toward an Active Indiana: Walking and Cycling in the Hoosier State

    INDOT and Indiana's MPOs are committed to advancing and promoting multimodal and active transportation planning, including walking and cycling. INDOT has launched a new statewide initiative to identify ways that active transportation can provide additional mobility options, enhance livability, support economic development, tourism and encourage healthy lifestyles.  We all need your input, so please take a few minutes to complete INDOT's Active Indiana Survey regarding this new initiative.

    Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

    The open season for marketplace open enrollment is Nov 1 - Dec 2018. This is for coverage starting Jan 1, 2019.  For more information contact one our State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors or a Navigator at (812-238-1561 or (800) 489-1561.

    Meetings . . .

    Unless otherwise indicate, all meetings are open to the public.  Persons with special needs or disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by calling the District’s office at (812) 238-1561 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

    • 11/20/18, 2:00 PM - Transportation Policy Committee, 1718 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807
    • 12/03/18, 7:00 PM - WCIEDD Board of Directors, 489 2nd Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807
    Funding Opportunities . . .`

    Local Public Agency Programs: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - 2018

    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will soon be accepting applications for federal funds for local rural projects. These funds are available for LPAs who are interested in any type of new project such as bridge, road, safety, sidewalk or any type of project that is eligible under the federal transportation highway bill (FAST ACT). Funds for new projects will cover construction of the project to be bid beginning in state fiscal year 2024. Funding for other phases of the project will be awarded at a later date. The call for projects will open on October 9th, at 8:00 A.M. EST and will close on December 7th at 5:00 P.M. EST.

    Due to the required review by the MPO for projects in the West Central Indiana Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA), applications should be submitted by November 23, 2018.  Applicants inside the Terre Haute Urbanized Area (i.e. City of Terre Haute, City of Brazil, and the Towns of Seelyville, West Terre Haute, Knightswille and Harmony) are generally not eligible to participate in this NOFA.  However, questions regarding eligibility should be direct to our Director of Transportation, Jeremy Weir, at 812-917-3319.

    Awards will be announced around the end of February 2019.  Applications will only be accepted from certified Local Public Agency Employee in Responsible Charge (LPA ERC) through INDOTs online application (Local Call Application) accessed through INDOT Technical Applications Pathway (ITAP).  Applicants must not be in arrears to INDOT for more than 60 days. 

    Blight Clearance Program

    The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs recently announced local Indiana officials are able to improve their communities by applying for federal funding through the Blight Clearance Grant Program. The program encourages communities with properties that need to be removed to focus on long-term community development. Applications can be submitted using an updated process until all funding is exhausted, and is available on a rolling basis.

    For more local information about this program e-mail or call Terry Jones at (812) 238-1563. The application packet can be found at www.in.gov/ocra/2718.htm.

    U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

    The following information from Federal agencies has been compiled by EDA and distributed to Economic Development Districts. This information is provided to increase awareness of complementary funding resources available for community and economic development.

    Questions regarding these EDA announcements and opportunities should be direct to Jim Coffenberry at (812) 238-1318.