Then you're in the right place! Scroll on to learn more about the Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program and how you can get involved.
Jay County leaders are seeking the communities input on projects regarding the four community development areas of HELP. Please take our brief 2-question survey by clicking the survey link below.
A large part of the process is getting the public’s input to identify areas of need and/or projects for the plan. Please know that we still have to work within the federal guidelines and not every idea will be eligible. The important thing right now is to get the ideas together.
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The Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program, or HELP, is a 52 week process of community engagement and planning resulting in a plan for how Jay County will use federal American Rescue Plan funds. The plan will be rooted in four pathways:
There are many benefits to HELP:
Local coordination will be spearheaded by the Jay County Development Corporation with a six person core team leading the process. Additionally, Pathway Committees will be formed for each of the four pathways mentioned above.
These are federal funds received by Jay County from the US Treasury as part of the COVID relief legislation in 2020. These funds go by many names but are most commonly called:
Jay County has already identified our Community Coordinator, Christy Shauver, and the core team, Christy Shauver, Chad Aker, Jeanne Houchins, Doug Inman, Trent Paxson, and Travis Richards. The next step is developing the pathway committees. Training with CivicLab is scheduled for May and a community forum will be held in June.
There are many ways to be a part of the process.
The projects in our plan should fit into one of these pathways
Jay County Core Team members joined by OCRA and Lieutenant Governor Crouch accepting the official certificate
Jay County speaks to a crowd at the Indiana Statehouse
These state departments, organizations, and universities are all partnering with us for the HELP initiative
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