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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.


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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OCRA offers exciting, challenging and rewarding careers for professionals looking to serve rural Indiana communities. Would you like to join our team? We are currently hiring a North Central Community Liaison. As a CL, you act as the front door to state government to communities in your assigned region and their leadership. You provide neutral facilitation services for fact-finding, asset mapping, and problem solving to communities and appropriate organizations. You also identify, link and convene local and regional groups with common missions and interests to achieve goals and enhance the quality of life for their citizens. This position serves ten counties including: Cass, Elkhart, Fulton, Hamilton, Howard, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, St. Joseph, and Tipton. If you think you would be a great fit for this position, apply before February 15! #workforindiana

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 OCRA Awards Ceremony hosted by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. To find a list of awards, view the press release and the list is attached at the bottom: To view and download pictures from the event, visit our Flickr page: Thank you ALL for what you do to help Indiana develop, grow and thrive.

Quick Impact Placebased (QuIP) grant applications are now being accepted through March 8, 2019. A great way to learn more about the program is by watching the informational video, and visiting the QUIP page.