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The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs invites your community to participate in the Community Readiness Initiative. Enroll now.

What Is the Community Readiness Initiative?

An objective perspective is difficult to gain from within your own community. The State of Indiana Office of Community of Rural Affairs (OCRA) invites your community to participate in the Community Readiness Initiative. Through the CRI program, teams will gain insight into the strengths and opportunities within their community to determine the best course of action to foster better community planning and growth for the future.

View FAQ for communities

Email cri@bsu.edu for questions and comments

Steps Toward Community Readiness

  1. Enroll now to participate in the Community Readiness Initiative or contact your OCRA Community Liaison
  2. Complete the leadership alignment assessment (for public officials)
  3. Complete the community alignment assessment (for organizations)
  4. Discuss preliminary community readiness findings during a town meeting
  5. Receive the community readiness report and establish an economic development policy