Application Guidelines and FAQ

Through collaborative partnerships, the Wabash River Regional Development Authority has worked steadily over the past several years to increase awareness surrounding the importance of regionalism and have worked in coordination with the State to prepare for regional opportunities.

The Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Strategy (READI) program was established to accelerate Indiana’s economic growth and builds on the framework and successes of the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative and the 21st Century Talent Initiative, encouraging neighboring communities across the state to work collaboratively to develop a bold vision for their future that, when implemented, will attract, develop and retain talent in Indiana. Talent retention and attraction remain critical to the state’s long-term economic development prospects and its quality of opportunity goals. For READI 2.0, there is an opportunity to generate stronger returns for Indiana and our individual community partners through greater alignment between the IEDC and our partner regions in goal and project identification and financial support.

To continue moving the vision of our region forward, the Wabash River RDA will be accepting applications for READI 2.0 in December 2023 for projects taking place in the Wabash River RDA region, including the counties of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.

Getting Started

The Application Guidelines outline READI 2.0 goals and focus areas, eligibility requirements, award allocation, reporting and compliance for applicants.

The Application Components cover the elements required to submit a detailed project proposal in order to be considered for funding.

Download and review information carefully to ensure your project aligns with priority areas READI will address.

Key Dates

Applications Open

December 1, 2023

Application Deadline

February 1, 2024


Provide a brief description of your project and timeline for completion.
The IEDC has established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the program which align with the overall goals ofthe READI program. The KPIs listed below have been established for READI 2.0. Select the KPIs your project will impact.
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