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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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All the Powerpoints used at our recent Regional Conferences are posted now! Click here to view them. 

We have extended registration for our Regional Capacity Building workshops to June 28. These workshops will focus on providing an understanding of regionalism, creating your narrative and transforming individual communities into high capacity regions. By sharpening existing or introducing new tools, communities can work better individually and collaboratively within self-created regions. Click here to learn more and to register. 

Promise Indiana ensures every child has the assets, champions and community support to pursue their dreams by leveraging the entire community to begin saving for post-secondary education and training. Apply by June 30 to be one of five communities to receive an array of capacity-building services from Indiana Youth Institute. For more information and to apply, visit promiseindiana.org.

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