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Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs


Stellar Communities

The Stellar Communities program is a multi-agency partnership designed to fund comprehensive community development projects in Indiana’s smaller communities. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and Indiana Department of Transportation are participating in this innovative program.

Stellar Communities has been recognized nationally as a premier community development program when it received the 2012 President's Award for Innovation from the Council of State Community Development Agencies (COSCDA).

Now with 6 pilot communities the Stellar Communities program is leading the way. Since 2010 over 60 Hoosier communities have expressed interest in the program and 21 strategic investment plans have been created.

2015 Stellar Communities Program Informational Workshop - February 13, 2015 at the Garrison and Ft. Harrison State Park  from 9am-12pm EST.

The Informational Workshop will provide details on programmatic changes, timeline, and new partners. Communities will have the opportunity to work with the Stellar Team on individual technical assistance questions.

Please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Questions about the program may also be emailed to the Stellar Team:

Stellar Communities Program 2015 -

2015 Stellar PowerPoint from January 30, 2015 Webinar

Audio recording of the January 30, 2015 Webinar will be available soon.

Authorization to Submit Certification

2015 Stellar Communities Call for Letters of Interest

2015 Stellar Communities Information Worksheet

2015 Stellar Communities Project Matrix

Program Definitions

2015 Stellar Communities Divisions List