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    2020 CDBG Round 1 opens Feb. 24

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

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Are you looking for a paid summer internship? OCRA is hiring TWO special projects interns to help with the planning and execution of a variety of agency programs and events. This opportunity is designed to give college students real-world, hands-on experience in their desired field of study to enhance marketability upon graduation. You must be enrolled as undergraduates in an accredited post-secondary institution, and have completed one year of undergraduate education to qualify. Click to learn more and apply here

On Jan. 9, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced that 21 rural Hoosier communities will receive more than $12.3 million in federal grant funding. The state of Indiana distributes Community Development Block Grant funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects such as: infrastructure improvement, downtown revitalization, public facilities and economic development. Click here to read the full release. 

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