OCRA announces change to “Stellar Communities Designation Program”

Stellar Communities Program update
The Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced a change to the Stellar Communities Designation Program. After engagement and feedback from rural communities, a thorough review of the regional pilot program and the continued goal to create the greatest transformational impact, the program will be designating one region moving forward. While the majority of the resources will be allocated to the designated region, other finalist regions will be eligible to receive a portion of $1 million, to be used towards the advancement of their regional development plans.
“We continue to look for ways to enhance and improve our programming,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA. “This change allow us to create a greater impact within the designated region while still helping move the other finalist regions’ plans forward.”
If you have any questions, please contact Michael Sinnet, the Stellar Communities Program Manager.