Grant Writing

As a service to our member communities, ECIRPD writes grant proposals for a variety of state and federal agencies. We have submitted grant proposals to EPA, EDA, FEMA, OCRA, and USDA for many different projects. We also have a certified grant administrator on staff to facilitate projects.

Grants Received To Date

2022
2022
Grant Amount Used for
EPA Brownfield Grant $500,000 To clean up and identify brownfields in the Whitely, Industry, and McKinley neighborhoods as well as the rest of Delaware County 
2022 USDA BEST Program $100,000 Expand on current efforts to provide needed project development as well as training and technical assistance including project planning, business counseling/training, market research, feasibility studies, professional/technical reports, and product/service improvements to targeted businesses located in rural areas throughout the region
Community Crossing Matching Grant Funds (Daleville)  $55,603.73 Provides funding to cities, towns, and counties across Indiana to make improvements to local bridges and roads
Community Crossing Matching Grant Funds (Swayzee) $15,857.85 Pavement preservation project
2021
Grant Amount Used for
USDA Grant for BEST Program $51,803 Provides technical assistance and advice to small, rural businesses
EDA Recovery and Resiliency grant $320,000 Improve the region’s ability to deal with economic hardship caused by unexpected economic events
Community Crossing Matching Grant Funds (Daleville) $77,868.75 Pavement preservation project
Community Crossing Matching Grant Funds (Chesterfield) $686,247.18 Pavement preservation project
2020
Grant Amount Used for
Community Crossing Matching Grant (CCMG) 

From INDOT

$163,647.75 Surface treatment projects
INDOT Railroad Grade Crossing Fund grant $1,750 Pavement marking
IFA grant $80,000 Funds for tank removal at a former gas station on Weiser Street
USDA grant for BEST Program $90,000 Provides technical assistance and advice to small, rural businesses
2019
Grant Amount Used for
Community Crossing Matching Grant (CCMG) 

From INDOT

$211,488.18 Surface treatment projects
IDA environmental cleanup grant $70,000  Fund Phase 1 environmental clean up at the former CR3 Rubber Recycling Site
2018
Grant Amount Used for
Economic Development Administrative Grant $88,600.00 Surface treatment projects
I-69 Corridor Impact AssessmentUnited States Department of Agriculture– Rural Development Block Grant $68,000.00 Entrepreneur and Business Development Assessment Grant for Grant, Delaware, Blackford, Randolph and Jay Counties
Community Crossing Matching Grant (CCMG) 

From INDOT

$213,986.65 Provides funding to cities, towns, and counties across Indiana to make improvements to local bridges and roads
USDA grant for BEST program  $68,000 Provides technical assistance and advice to small, rural businesses 
2016
Grant Amount Used for
Economic Development Administration Grant $51,628.00
CEDS Plan update for Delaware County, Grant County and the City of Portland
Place Based Investment Fund Grant  $50,000 To finance streetscape improvements in a mixed use development project in Daleville
2013
Grant Amount Used for
EDA Investing in Manufacturing Communities Project Grant $300,000 Anderson, Muncie, New Castle
2011
Grant Amount Used for
U.S EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant $609,000 ECI Brownfields Coalition Brownfield Inventory and Assessment – Priority Sites
2010
Grant Amount Used for
Brownfield Trails and Parks Grant $22,481 1605 E. Main St. Site Phase II Assessments (Delaware County)
Indiana Office of Energy Development Energy Efficiency Grant $250,000 New HVAC Boiler for Delaware County Justice Center
Economic Development Administration Grant $60,000 Blackford, Delaware, Grant and Jay Counties Regional Planning
2009
Grant Amount Used for
Indiana Brownfield Grant $58,198 Muncie Paper Processing Site Phase I and Phase II Assessments (Delaware County)
Indiana Brownfield Grant $38,627 Sodder Lumber Yard Site Phase I and Phase II Assessments (Blackford County)
Economic Development Administration Grant $50,000 Blackford, Delaware, Grant and Jay Counties Regional Planning
Economic Development Administration Grant $2,268,750 Railspur for Park One Business Park (Delaware County)