Community Crossings grant program open to local governments

The Community Crossings grant program is open to all local governments in Indiana with road construction projects, reports State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington).

Created by the legislature in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant program helps cities, counties and towns across the state improve their roads and bridges.

Projects including road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation and road reconstruction with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp work are eligible.

Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation matches up to $1 million when localities invest in road and bridge repairs. Counties with populations below 50,000 and cities and towns with populations below 10,000 receive a 75/25 percent match, while counties with populations greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations greater than 10,000 receive a 50/50 percent match.

“Investing in infrastructure projects across our communities and state will spur economic development, create jobs and improve the roads and bridges we use every day,” said Zay. “This program is a vital resource to ensure Hoosiers remain safe when traveling, and I strongly encourage our local offices to apply.”

Projects will be considered based on need, traffic volume, local support, the impact on connectivity and mobility within the community and regional economic significance.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m.

For more information on this program, visit  www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.