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Rolling Mid-Month Dates 2020

 
DEADLINE(S): Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Blight Clearance Program (BCP) Proposal and Application

This funding (up to $500,000 over a period of time) helps communities with blighted properties to focus on long-term community development and revitalization through improving quality of place, generating jobs, and spurring economic revitalization. Eligible projects include the removal of deteriorated or abandoned downtown buildings or vacant/unusable industrial sites. The proposal is a draft of the application that allows OCRA to review the basic information of the project and determine if it is likely to meet a national objective and is an eligible activity before approving the submission of a full application. Instructions and proposal/application materials are available at https://www.in.gov/ocra/2718.htm.

 

Rolling applications
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs  (OCRA)  Historic Renovation Grant Program is open for applications. The program is designed to preserve and rehabilitate historic properties to further incentivize downtown economic development across Indiana.  Applicants with an eligible historic commercial structure have the opportunity to apply for project funding between $5,000 and $100,000 at a maximum request of 50 percent of the total eligible project cost. Eligible applicants include non-profits, individuals, partnerships, firms, associations, joint ventures, limited liability companies, corporations or non-profit affordable housing organizations.
 
Eligible properties for this grant program must be at least fifty years old and either listed on the register of Indiana historic sites/structures, be listed or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or be listed as a contributing resource in a National Register District. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and can be submitted at any time.
 
Interested property owners, who meet established eligibility requirements, must submit an application and all supporting documentation to apply. For more information, visit www.in.gov/ocra/hrgp.htm.
 
SUSPENDED until 2021
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Blight Clearance Program (BCP) Proposal and Application
This funding (up to $500,000 over a period of time) helps communities with blighted properties to focus on long-term community development and revitalization through improving quality of place, generating jobs, and spurring economic revitalization. Eligible projects include the removal of deteriorated or abandoned downtown buildings or vacant/unusable industrial sites. The proposal is a draft of the application that allows OCRA to review the basic information of the project and determine if it is likely to meet a national objective and is an eligible activity before approving the submission of a full application. Instructions and proposal/application materials are available at https://www.in.gov/ocra/2718.htm.
 
 
August 3, 2020 
Prosperity Indiana’s Real Estate Redevelopment and Reuse Webinar
10:00am-11:00am (Eastern Time)
Participants will learn the fundamentals of moving a redevelopment project from conception to realization.  Additionally, the webinar will overview financing tools that are available at the local, regional, and state levels.  Much of the webinar will be spent on brownfields, and Indiana Brownfields Program staff will be featured.  Space is still available to REGISTER
 
August 3-4, 2020
Council of Development Finance Authorities (CDFA)
 
August 5-6, 2020
CDFA
 
August 10-11, 2020
CDFA
 
August 24, 2020
The Brownfields 2021 Call for Ideas is now open. Please submit your ideas for dynamic educational sessions in Oklahoma City that will motivate brownfields stakeholders to engage, learn, and share their experiences and knowledge of community revitalization challenges and solutions. Click here to see instructions for submitting your ideas. https://brownfields2021.org/
 
September 2, 2020
2020 Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference
The inaugural Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference will explore the theme, Sustainability as an Economic Driver. Many businesses in our state and across the nation have found sustainability is not just a wise marketing posture, but rather a legitimately profitable and forward-looking business strategy. We will explore what businesses, communities and nonprofits alike can gain from investing in sustainability, including improved stakeholder relations, risk management, driving competitive advantage, fostering innovation and more.
Register today to secure your seat at the Conference! There will be no on-site registration available. Registration will close on August 25, 2020.
 
September 15, 16, & 17
Virtual Workshop Series: Brownfields Redevelopment
1:30-3:30pm Eastern Time
The Indiana Brownfields Program and U.S. EPA-funded Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program annual co-hosted workshops are moving to another month and to another platform for a safe learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more details in the near future. More information can be accessed at: www.ksutab.org/education/workshops.
 
October 15, 2020
DEADLINE: Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Planning Grant applications 
This is the only round for this year.  Remember to use the updated application and minimum plan requirements, which can be found www.ocra.in.gov.
 
October 21, 2020
AHAIN Affordable Housing Conference & Annual Meeting
Co-sponsored by USDA Rural Development and the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority.  Embassy Suites by Hilton, Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center
 
April 2021
The 2021 National Brownfields Training Conference will be held on April 26-30, 2021 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Offered every two years, this conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties. U.S EPA co-sponsors this event with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Check out https://brownfields2021.org/.
 
January 15, 2021
DEADLINE: Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Planning Grant applications 
This is the next round of applications.  Remember to use the updated application and minimum plan requirements, which can be found www.ocra.in.gov
 
 
Mention of non-IFA conferences, events and workshops does not constitute an IFA endorsement of their contents, only an acknowledgment that they exist and may be relevant to our brownfields redevelopment stakeholders.
 
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