New OCRA program to be announced

STATEHOUSE – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, joined by Office of Community Rural Affairs Executive Director Denny Spinner and representatives from Indiana higher education institutions, will announce the launch of a new OCRA program aiming to help Hoosier communities best utilize their American Rescue Plan Act funding on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Bower Suhrheinrich Conference Center (Room 107), at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville, at 3501 North First Avenue in Evansville.

Also attending will be:

  • OCRA Director of Strategic Initiatives Andrea Kern
  • Ball State University Indiana Communities Institute Executive Director David Terrell
  • Purdue University Center for Regional Development Executive Director Roberto Gallardo
  • Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement Economic Development Director Joe Carley
  • Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Daniela Vidal

Officials will release more information after the event.

The Lieutenant Governor constitutionally serves as the President of the Indiana Senate, serves as the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, chairs the Indiana Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Task Force, and oversees four state agencies.