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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs hosted eight regional conferences in the month of October. This was an excellent opportunity to learn about and work with OCRA to launch new initiatives for the communities of the over 600 attendees.
Now it’s your turn; view the presentations and advance your community!
OCRA introduced – its vision, partners and programs
Stellar Communities – an overview of the Stellar program, eligibility and requirements as well as findings from the Sagamore Institute
Economic Restructuring through Indiana Main Street – learn about the basic concept of economic restructuring within downtowns
Community Entrepreneurship Initiative, CEI – consider CEI to grow and retain entrepreneurs in your community
Indiana Shovel Ready Certification – Indiana’s Shovel Ready Program results in certified sites that are ready for economic development.
Hometown Collaboration Initiative, HCI – for communities of under 25,000 people that want to expand their pipeline of local leaders, while strengthening and expanding jobs
Community Readiness Initiative, CRI – a low-cost, high-impact evaluation process to assist your town in planning for positive, productive growth
Indiana Main Street – Event Planning 101 – helpful tips for successful events in your community
Investing in Place – to help Indiana communities become even greater places to visit, live, and work:
Community Enhancement and Economic Development Fund, CEED – a HUD Section 108 loan program for: