Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program
In early 2020, OCRA put the Stellar program on hold, shifting priorities to help communities address the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Over the past several months, OCRA has reimagined Stellar. OCRA collaborated with the Purdue Center for Regional Development, the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, the Ball State University Indiana Communities Institute, Ivy Tech Community College, and other state partners to offer a new program to Hoosier communities statewide.
The Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program melds the pillars of OCRA’s Stellar initiative into a program that will capitalize on the successes of previous efforts, while addressing the current environment of Hoosier communities. This new program supports communities directly by building capacity, creating a peer network system between communities participating in the program, developing a strategic investment plan, and providing access to set-aside funding.
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