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The PBIF program is a competitive matching grant program administered as a partnership between the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs that supports community and economic development projects across the state. Initiatives that promote quality of life, improve tourism experiences and develop multi-purpose gathering places are specifically targeted for the grant program.
Performance-based quality of place initiatives that maximize investment and collaboration by local governments, economic development organizations, convention and visitor bureaus, Indiana Main Street organizations, public or private schools and community foundations are the intended recipients of these grants. The aim of the program is to provide funding opportunities for unique projects and programs that seek to create jobs and further establish a diverse local, regional and state economy.
If interested in PBIF, we strongly encourage you to contact your Community Liaison, as they can be great resources in helping you to achieve your goals for community and economic development.
Eligible organizations with questions about the grant application process should contact their OCRA Community Liaison.
THERE ARE 2 STEPS TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS. EACH MUST BE COMPLETED
All applications are submitted to OCRA via four (4) hard copies and one digital file.
Application to be received by the office will consist of:
4 Hard Copies
1 with original signatures
3 copies-clearly legible
1 Digital File (jump drive or disc) complete with full application
Applications MUST be received, in office, by 4:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 30, 2016.
Pre-application and LOI questions should be directed to your OCRA Community Liaison or reference the PBIF FAQ in the Resources section.
For a list of previously funded, ineligible communities, click here or see the resources tab.
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