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Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs

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 Information Sheet


We invite you to learn more about HCI at!


2014 and 2015 HCI Finalist Communities

2015 HCI Finalist Communities:

  • City of Auburn
  • Orange County
  • Spencer County
  • Vermillion County

2014 HCI Finalist communities:

  • Town of Corydon
  • City of Lebanon
  • Spencer County
  • Perry County
  • Pulaski County
  • Rush County
  • City of Seymour

For more information about HCI, visit and contact your Community Liaison.