Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission (GWRPC) was officially established in 1964 by the Edwards, Wabash and White County boards. Wayne County was annexed into the Commission in 1971, Lawrence County was added in October 1998, Richland County in December 1998, and Crawford County in 2001. As the assigned planning body of these counties, the GWRPC is responsible for preparing and maintaining the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region. The Commission offers numerous other services to the seven county region such as planning, technical assistance, and project development in the areas of community and economic development, transportation, housing, land use, public facilities, and natural resources. In addition, GWRPC provides grant writing and management for several programs such as the Community Development Assistance Program (CDAP), Illinois Department of Natural Resources and EDA public works projects.