2018-07-11 / Education

WHIN to benefit Carroll County as part of $38.9M grant

Purdue University, Ivy Tech and local partners such as the Community Foundation were awarded a $38.9 million grant from Lilly Endowment for the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN).

WHIN is comprised of 10 counties surrounding the Wabash River in north-central Indiana (Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Benton, Fountain, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren and White). This grant will be used to fund the following three initiatives: • Next generation manufacturing • Digital agriculture • A regional cultivation fund

To begin, WHIN is focusing on the regional cultivation fund consisting of resources that will be distributed as regional priorities emerge. The fund will be used on projects that increase education, vitality and connectivity.

In order to gauge priorities in those areas, WHIN is asking residents of the 10-county region to fill out a place-making survey. The responses will help guide the selection of projects. The survey may be found at: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.c om/SE/?SID=SV_ 0Gjswp4s LhiheCh&Q_ JFE=0.

For more information on this long-term regional prosperity effort, visit http://whinsmartregion.org/.

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