Training Opportunities


Indiana thrives when its neighborhoods, cities, towns and regions are strong. Building capacity around a community’s existing leadership and assets is the foundation for a sustainable and healthy community. The Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), and High Performance Government Network (HPGN) have collaborated to create a curriculum of courses to help build capacity in Indiana's hometowns. 

The courses listed below were designed for all Indiana community leaders, which includes but not limited to: grant administrators, economic development offices, community foundations, etc.

Materials from Courses that have taken place

Grant Writing 101, March 24 and May 24, 2016

 Identifying Community Strengths and Weaknesses Course 110, April 22, 2016 

Building Local Capacity for Planning and Action, Course 120, June 17, 2016 

Strategies for Leveraging Public and Private Funds, Course 150, September 6, 2016

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 economic development.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. For more information, visit or