Grant Applications Now Being Accepted for Hometown Collaboration Initiative

Applications are now open for grants serving communities with a population under 25-thousand.

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, or OCRA, says applications may be submitted online for their Hometown Collaboration Initiative. The grants can be used for the development of local leaders, economic development, or improving quality of place in local communities.

Pulaski County was the recipient of a Hometown Collaboration Initiative grant in the recent past. They have worked for months to reduce the ideas down to a quality of place project. That project has yet to be decided.

Indiana has 600 communities with a population under 25-thousand. Officials who help oversee the program says the grant funds help ensure their vitality for extended periods.

According to information released by OCRA, the application consists of six open-ended questions that can help demonstrate a community’s ability to deliver on their goals while improving lives.

Applications must be submitted by October 20th.