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    Three Main Streets are awarded grants to preserve women’s history. You don't want to miss the announcement video!

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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs works with Indiana communities to build relevant and economically thriving places where people want to live, work and grow.

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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs works with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to aid communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. 

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One North Capitol, Suite 600 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2027
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On April 27, OCRA announced a new partnership with the Purdue Center for Regional Development, Ohio State University, US Department of Agriculture – Rural Development and Indiana Economic Development Corporation, to launch the Hometown Business Preservation Initiative. Learn more about this program by clicking here

On March 10, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who serves as chair of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, announced a new grant program that will give Main Street communities the opportunity to preserve locations that highlight women’s history across Indiana. Preserving Women’s Legacy Grants will support historic preservation work, public art and other projects that commemorate Indiana women’s history and promote visits to Main Street communities. These projects will provide a lasting legacy of the state’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. Learn more at IndianaSuffrage100.org. Projects will be announced on August 26, 2020.

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