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The Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI), an initiative of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), is accepting applications from communities or counties with a current population of 25,000 or fewer. “Indiana is dotted with nearly 700 small cities and towns, and HCI is the right initiative to help strengthen the long-term vitality of these communities,” said Bo …
Seymour’s HCI Coordinating Team is heavily engaged with Vision 2025 in planning and launching their Local Food Summit that will take place February 24. Seymour began the HCI process in early 2015. Early on, the HCI team members had a strong feeling they would pursue an area that focused around Quality of Place. Through the learning …
In 2015, the Corydon HCI committee had many great accomplishments, ranging from strong engagement from the community to strengthened relationships among local leaders. The shining star of the HCI process is their Capstone Project: creating a park in the downtown, academically known as a greenspace. The decision to focus on creating a greenspace came from …
On December 19, 2014, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Board of Directors adopted a plan to increase the number of meals distributed by two million meals by 2018. This will alleviate the hunger gap in the region by 12 percent. The plan includes: A capital campaign for a new $3,500,000 facility; Fundraising projections for a $1,000,000 increase …