The Stellar Communities program is a groundbreaking collaboration initiated by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. It allows communities to plan for the long-term and enables state agencies to communicate better, collaborate effectively and invest strategically.
Stellar Communities involves multiple state agencies – theOffice of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, and the State Revolving Fund—to help fund communities’ strategic plans.
Using existing federal funds, the State of Indiana is contributing $19 million over three years to projects in Greencastle. The community will provide matching funds.
Competition was strong for the Stellar Communities program. Forty two communities applied, and after a rigorous review process, Greencastle was one of two pilot cities selected as a Stellar Community in March 2011.