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Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs

OCRA > Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI)

HCI is intended for self-identified communities with a total population of 25,000 or less that want to develop a new generation of local leaders; build a supportive community environment for small business and entrepreneurs; or invest in place through creative quality of life initiatives related to public spaces, design, local foods, and tourism among others. A core principle of HCI is that broad-based input and buy-in is vital to the long-term success and sustainability of all community development initiatives.

HCI Communities 

Previous HCI communities are at varying stages of executing their projects; whether that be the HCI Foundation Phase (lasting 4-8 months), Building Block Phase (lasting 3-6 months), or Capstone Phase, the length of which depends on the proposed project. They include:

Generation 4

  • Bremen
  • Crawford County

Generation 3

  • Decatur
  • Logansport

Generation 2

  • Auburn
  • Orange County
  • Spencer County
  • Vermillion County

Generation 1

  • Corydon
  • Lebanon
  • Seymour
  • Perry County
  • Pulaski County
  • Rush County

We invite you to learn more about HCI at IndianaHCI.org or contact your Community Liaison.