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November 2021 Updates

Hello Wayne County!

We have one month remaining in 2021. We are excited for what is coming in 2022. This month’s newsletter highlights grants, events and opportunities around the county. Please share with your family, friends, and colleagues. And encourage them to sign up.


Child Care Answers Employer Resources
Child Care Answers has some really good resources for employers as they look to helping their employees with child care needs. We know this is a hot topic in Wayne County. Check out these tips.
Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for its Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development Grant Program, funded at nearly $10 million. These competitive grants will be awarded to public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education with enrollment of at least 30 percent of students who attended high schools located in rural areas. Apply here.
Challenge Match Thank You

Final numbers are still being tallied for the 2021 Challenge Match, but Rebecca Gilliam with the Wayne County Foundation shares this message, “Early reports are indicating that this year's challenge match has been another success. Thank you to all donors for supporting our Wayne County non-profits."

Shop Small Savings Passport
Shop small Wayne County and help support our local businesses. Now through December 4th. Shoppers can pick up a Shop Small Savings Passport at one of more than 35 participating locations. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ShopSmallWC. More information here.
HELP Program Update
Wayne County was selected for the third cohort of OCRA’s HELP program and will begin the official planning process near the start of 2023. Congratulations to all of the partners for their hard work in getting this grant. Read more here.
Holiday Events in Wayne County
Be sure to check out one or more of these events during December. Tons of fun for the whole family.
Indiana Farm Bureau Speed Test
Last call Wayne County! The State is seeking to pinpoint internet speeds, as well as no internet availability. Please take the Indiana Speed Test at in your home. What does Wayne County look like so far? Find out here.


Veteran's Day was in November and we had a Navy Veteran as our guest blogger. Check out his blog:

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