Community and Rural Affairs
Rural communities have many pressing needs that require outside financial assistance. Through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana requests federal funds to help rural communities with a variety of projects to include sewer and water systems, community centers, health and safety programs, and many others. These funds help communities improve their quality of life and ensure the health and safety of their citizens.
Through these funded programs, OCRA helps Indiana rural communities to grow, thrive and prosper. Are you looking for alist of current grant administrators? Find it onthis page.
The program opens on August 24, 2020, with proposals being accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 24. However, we encourage you to submit by 4 p.m. ET as there will be no technical support available after that time. Final applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 20, with funding awards being planned for December 17, 2020.
Additionally, the suspension of the Main Street Revitalization Program and Public Facilities Program will continue. Therefore, only Wastewater/Drinking Water and Stormwater Improvement Program applications will be accepted for Round 2. OCRA will reevaluate the suspended programs for 2021 Round 1.
Planning grants are planned to be awarded on October 30, 2020.
2020 Round 2 resources
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020. Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the CARES Act provides for payments to State, Local, and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The supplemental funding below is to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus.
To provide a breakdown of how OCRA allocated CARES Act funding along with its annual Community Development Block Grants, please see the chart below: