American Rescue Plan Provides $4 Million to Help Trine University Finish New Health Facility, Create Jobs for College


WANE: Trine University receives $4M grant for Fort Wayne project

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the brighter future the American Rescue Plan is *STILL* delivering for the City of Fort Wayne. This time, about $4 million was awarded to Trine University to help the school finish the construction of its new health facility. This new building is a part of the school’s College of Health Professions and will create new jobs and serve more than 700 students. The investment was made possible through the State’s READI program, which is fully-funded by the Democrats’ American Rescue Plan.  

Democrats like Congressmen André Carson and Frank Mrvan delivered this brighter future for Trine University and the City of Fort Wayne.

Unfortunately, every single Congressional Republican – including Congressman Jim Banks – said “NO” to these investments. Their opposition is another example of the Indiana Republican Party putting their extremist agenda before a kitchen-table issue important to Hoosiers – despite Banks’s claims the GOP was the party of the Hoosier worker. The GOP’s extremism demonstrates how they have no plan for Indiana’s future – just abiding by national partisanship. 

Here’s a look at the impact Democrats’ American Rescue Plan will have on Fort Wayne: 

WANE: Trine University receives $4M grant for Fort Wayne project

Trine University received approval for a $4 million Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) grant Monday for an upcoming facility in Fort Wayne.

Announced in June, Trine’s Fort Wayne campus will employ 100 faculty and serve nearly 700 students in Trine’s College of Health Professions.

“These investments in northeast Indiana will attract and retain more people to a growing area of the state,” said Vincent Ash, vice president of development at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

Trine has already received multi-million dollar pledges from Steel Dynamics, the Surack Family Foundation, the James Foundation, and Trine alumnus and Board of Trustees member Larry Reiners and his wife Judy.

The university’s Fort Wayne campus costs approximately $40 million and plans to open in fall 2024.


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