ICYMI: Hoosiers Learn of American Rescue Plan’s READI Program, Only Democrats Delivered this Opportunity for Indiana


Don’t Forget: INGOP Chair Hupfer and Indiana Republicans call READI program “socialism” 

ICYMI: INGOP Celebrates American Rescue Plan (Again), Rescue Plan Described as “Anchor” for Indiana’s Economy

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the continued success of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. This time, Hoosiers read about the Rescue Plan’s READI program – a $500 million economic development effort commissioned by the state – and how it will create a brighter future for communities in all corners of Indiana. In fact, this program was described as an “anchor” for the state’s future success. And, had it not been for Indiana Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan, the READI program would not have been possible. 

It’s worth remembering: Not a single Indiana Republican supported the READI program. In fact, Governor Holcomb criticized the American Rescue Plan for so-called “penalizing” red states – despite Indiana not losing a dime in funding opportunities, including the $500 million for the state’s own READI program. 

What’s worse, Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer and Indiana Republicans have called programs like READI “socialism” and a “boondoggle”. Indiana Democrats will remind Hoosiers all 2022 that Indiana Republicans said “NO”, called READI “socialism”, and still took the dough. 

Indiana Democrats delivered on the American Rescue Plan and this better opportunity for Hoosier families. The Party and its leaders plan to campaign extensively on the Rescue Plan, the state’s READI program, and The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act through the 2022 state and midterm elections. Hoosiers have a brighter future on the horizon, and it’s because Democrats – not Republicans – got this done for them.

Here’s a look at the better and brighter future the American Rescue Plan has created for the Hoosier State: 

Muncie Star Press: Michael Hicks: READI grant a big success and important policy

Goshen News: Governor awards $50M READI grant to local region 

New Albany News and Tribune: READI funds could spur growth, infrastructure improvements in Borden

Corydon Democrat: Harrison part of region to get READI funds

WISH: Southern Indiana ‘READI’ for transformation

Greensburg Daily News: IEDC READI program to fund millions in projects throughout the state

WNDU: South Bend – Elkhart receives $50 million in READI grant funds

Carroll County Democrat: $500 million is awarded to Indiana READI Regions

Osgood Journal: Ripley County to receive READI funds

Connersville News Examiner: East Central Indiana receives $15 million in READI funding

Hamilton County Reporter: White River Regional Opportunity Initiative receives $20M READI grant

Bloomington Herald Times: Bloomington region receives $30M in READI grant funding

WKDQ: Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke Discusses Plans for Recently Awarded $50 Million READI Grant

Washington Times Herald: Southern Indiana lands $30 million READI grant

The Reporter-Times: Morgan County region gets $20M from READI for quality of life, infrastructure initiatives

The Shelbyville News: Accelerate Rural Indiana receives $20 million in READI funding


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