An informational meeting regarding the Benefit Bank will take place Thursday at the Parke County Extension Office, located on the Parke County Fairgrounds, two miles north of Rockville on United States 41.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
More than 624 million in federal work supports dollars (Pell grants, health insurance, etc.) are unclaimed every year in Indiana by eligible residents who do not apply. The Benefit Bank of Indiana is an outreach effort meant to remedy the situation, which is sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension in partnership with community and faith-based organizations across the state.
The Benefit Bank will utilize a state-of-the-art, web-based tool to move more Indiana residents out of unemployment, poverty or welfare and into self-sufficiency all while boosting the economic prosperity of local communities.
Thursday's meeting is designed to share information concerning the Benefit Bank and the advantages it offers residents.