Training Opportunities


Indiana thrives when its neighborhoods, cities, towns and regions are strong. Building capacity around a community’s existing leadership and assets is the foundation for a sustainable and healthy community. The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), and High Performance Government Network (HPGN) have collaborated to create a curriculum of courses to help build capacity in Indiana's hometowns. 

The courses listed below are designed for all Indiana community leaders, which includes but is not limited to: grant administrators, economic development offices, community foundations, etc. If you want to help your community grow and thrive in the 21st century, then these educational opportunities are for you.

The courses will provide community development basics, tools, case studies and best practices to enhance the skills of local leadership.

Materials from Courses that have taken place

Grant Writing 101, March 24 and May 24, 2016

 Identifying Community Strengths and Weaknesses Course 110, April 22, 2016 

Building Local Capacity for Planning and Action, Course 120, June 17, 2016 

Strategies for Leveraging Public and Private Funds, Course 150, September 6, 2016

Course Information and Dates
Registration information for the Webinars (Courses 101, 120, 150 and 160) follows this table.  Links to register for Courses 130 and 140 also follow the table.  There is a fee of $20.00 for Courses 130 and 140.  This fee includes the cost for lunch.

Course 101: Webinar on Grant Writing Basics - (email or call Joy to register) To Register for Webinars, please email or call Joy at or 260-439-8372.

Course 120: Webinar on Building Local Capacity for Planning and Action - (email or call Joy to register)
Course 130: Register using the link: Coalition Building/Building Partnerships .
Course 140: Register using the link: How to Seek and Implement Public Feedback
Course 150: Webinar on Strategies for Leveraging Public and Private Funds - (email or call Joy to register)
Course 160: Webinar on Fundamentals of Project Management - (email or call Joy to register)

Courses 130 & 140 take place in IGCS B, Indiana Government Center South.

To register with a check for Course 130 and Course 140, fill out this form. Checks should be made payable to Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. and mailed to:
ATTN: Carmen Lethig
30 South Meridian Street
Suite 1000
Indianapolis IN, 46204

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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs works with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to aid communities in shaping and achieving their vision for economic development.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. For more information, visit or

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