As its name implies, the Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission has been charged by its constituent local governments with the responsibility of spear heading the provision of "planning services" particularly in instances where the subject matter or related problems to be addressed are best dealt with at the area-wide or regional level.
Planning related documents recently completedinclude:
District Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
18 County Water Study
2000 Census Summary
Given the rural nature of the seven-county service jurisdiction, local elected officials and civic leaders often rely upon the Commission's professional staff to keep them abreast of new programs and/or state and federal regulations which directly affect their local operations.
Examples of "technical assistance" assignments recently completed by the Commission's professional staff on behalf of local governments and the region as a whole include:
Consultation regarding specific local needs
Guidance in local problem solving
Current Census Data for all 7 counties
Serves as a liaison between local government and state and federal funding agencies
Serves as a regional applicant for federal and state grant funds
GWRPC serves as the Local Development District for Delta Regional Authority for White County
Grant Writing and Management The Commission's professional staff has considerable experience in effectively providing "grant writing and management services" for the following programs:
GWRPC provides low interest loans for business development financing through an Economic Development Administration Revolving Loan Fund.Typically loans are made at 4.5%.The maximum loan amount is $100,000 and cannot exceed $7500 per job to be created or retained as a result of the project.