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The My Community, My Vision pilot program invited high school student groups to submit essays outlining ideas for enhancing the development and quality of life in their home communities through their local research and in consultation with local officials and civic leaders.

My Community, My Vision is sponsored by the Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and is being administered by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) with assistance from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs as well as community development experts from Ball State University.

Up to five applications will be chosen to receive a $500 award for their sponsorship organization and will work with IHCDA, Ball State School of Urban Planning graduate students and community officials to create their plans.

Application Highlights

  • Describe how your organization is active in your community.
  • Describe strengths and challenges of your community.
  • Your vision for your community.
  • How does this vision impact your decision on returning to your hometown?
  • Provide your community's demographics and other information that supports your vision.

All applications were due by September 12, 2014.

September 18th- Lt. Governor Ellspermann Announces Participants in the First My Community, My Vision Program

September 27th - My Community, My Vision Session 1 Orientation Presentation


For more information on MCMV, please email