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Office of Community and Rural Affairs Announces Opening of Community Development Block Grant Round 3

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announces a third round for 2017 of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) is now open and accepting proposals from communities wishing to apply.

 The following programs are accepting applications in this round:

Funding for all of the programs comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program and is administered for Indiana by OCRA.

Instructions, proposal template, and sample documents can be found here. A webinar on the proposal will be conducted on Wednesday, October 25th at 3 pm EST, and can be accessed here

CDBG Round 3 Proposals are being accepted until Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4 pm EST. Final applications are due by Friday, February 9, 2018 at 4 pm EST with funding awards announced on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

OCRA recently announced nearly $16 million in 2017 CDBG Round 2 federal grant funding was awarded to 29 rural Hoosier communities across five (5) programs.

For further information on each of the programs, please visit to review the program specific information sheets. Additional questions can be directed to your OCRA Community Liaison.