Close Menu
  • Historic Renovation Grant Program

    Applications for HRGP due Sept. 24

    Learn More
  • 2021 Great Lakes Main Street Conference, Aug. 5, 6

    Join the 2021 Great Lakes Main Street Virtual Mini-Conference on Aug. 5 and 6

    Learn More
  • Community Development Block Grants

    2021 round 1 applications due June 25

    Learn More
  • Rural Opportunity Zone Initiative

    ROZI provides technical assistance and capacity-building support to rural areas with Opportunity Zones

    Learn More



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.

How to contact our office

One North Capitol, Suite 600 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2027
Phone: (317) 233-3762 | Toll Free: 800-824-2476 | Fax: (317) 233-3597

If you are looking to contact a member of our staff directly, visit our Staff Directory page.

Email Registration

Email Updates

Please enter your e-mail address to sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences.

News & Events

On Feb. 11, 2021, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced 11 communities that have partnered with non-profits will receive more than $1.63 million in federal funding through the new Community Connections for People with Disabilities grant program. The CCPWD grant opportunity is offered through the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, in partnership with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The CCPWD grant opportunity is a Community Development Block Grant made available due to supplemental CDBG Coronavirus funds authorized under the CARES Act. Click to learn more about this program.

In April 2020, 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.

In March 2020, 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 were announced on August 26, 2020.

Tell us about your internet service. We want to collect your feedback on broadband in your area: complete this short survey.

Looking for our press releases? Click here.