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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.

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. Note that pursuant to 24 CFR 570.489, property that has been acquired or improved in whole or in part using CDBG funds may not change the use of such property for a period of five (5) years after closeout unless a change-in-use process is conducted. There are two stages to the application process: the Proposal stage and the Application stage. The first stage consists of a community submitting a proposal, which is a draft of the application, and allows OCRA to review project information and determine if it is likely to meet a national objective and an eligible activity before submitting a full application. The second stage is the full application which is a complex process that requires a substantial investment of time and resources. Instructions and proposal/application materials are available at https://www.in.gov/ocra/cdbg/.

Deadlines

April 29, 2022

DEADLINE: Indiana OCRA CDBG Round 1 Proposals (includes Blight Clearance Program)

*Note that dates/plans could change. The applicant must be a local unit of government and comply with other requirements.

For more information, check out https://www.in.gov/ocra/cdbg/.


July 1, 2022

DEADLINE: Indiana OCRA CDBG Round 1 Applications(includes Blight Clearance Program)

*Note that dates/plans could change. The applicant must be a local unit of government and comply with other requirements.

For more information, check out https://www.in.gov/ocra/cdbg/.


Calendar of Events


April 25-26, 2022

WEBINAR: CDFA Intro Tax Increment Finance WebCourse

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

This offers an in-depth look at the guiding principles and appropriate application of TIF. Topics discussed include the basics of TIF, negotiating and structuring TIF deals, understanding various financing structures, and combining TIF with different capital sources. Several case studies examples from active TIF deals will be presented with explanations for how the community was proactively engaged in the process.

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April 27-28, 2022

WEBINAR: CDFA Advanced Tax Increment Finance WebCourse

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

This builds upon curriculum from the Intro Tax Increment Finance Course by focusing more concretely on structuring the deal and developing short- and long-term policies. Attendees will also learn about performance monitoring, feasibility analysis, and using TIF in conjunction with other development finance tools.

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June 15, 2022

Indiana OCRA CDBG Quarter 3 Planning Applications Open

Note that dates/plans could change. The applicant must be a local unit of government and comply with other requirements.

For more information, check out https://www.in.gov/ocra/cdbg/.


June 27-28, 2022

WEBINAR: CDFA Intro Infrastructure Finance WebCourse

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

This will help communities understand the fundamental concepts behind infrastructure projects with a focus on raising capital (e.g., federal and state grants and loans, bonds, tax increment financing, tax credits, revolving loan funds, opportunity zones, etc.) to achieve local and regional needs. In addition, this webcourse will explore the cutting-edge structures and approaches being deployed to accelerate new investment in America’s 21st-century infrastructure.

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June 29-30, 2022

WEBINAR: CDFA Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance WebCourse

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

This examines this emerging development finance model with a focus on how development finance agencies can adopt P3 principles to address a variety of projects. This course will cover basic P3 concepts, key players involved in transactions, asset valuation, contract negotiation, risk assessment, revenue stream development, and feasibility analysis. In addition, several P3 projects from across the country will be presented, and P3 experts will analyze the successful elements in each deal.

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August 16-19, 2022 – New Date!

National Brownfields Training Conference

U.S. EPA and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), as conference co-sponsors, are committed to ensuring the conference provides the safest and most effective networking and learning environment possible, and so the previously scheduled December 2021 conference has been rescheduled for August 16-19, 2022.  The conference will still be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Offered every two years, this conference is considered the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.

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