Mishler 2019Communities in Senate District 9 will receive more than $6.4 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen).

The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. Since it was put into place, the program has awarded more than $738 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 9, the following communities received grants:
· Bourbon received $201,480.56;
· Elkhart County received $915,532;
· Marshall County received $1 million;
· Nappanee received $469,659.74;
· Osceola received $159,429.18;
· Plymouth received $532,811.06;
· South Bend received $1 million;
· St. Joseph County received $1 million;
· Warsaw received $497,822; and
· Winona Lake received $630,378.63.
“Infrastructure is vital to economic development in our state, and this grant program serves as a great financial resource for our communities,” Mishler said. “I look forward to seeing the positive impact these projects will have in Senate District 9 and throughout Indiana.”
Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation matches up to $1 million annually when localities invest in road and bridge repairs. Counties with populations fewer than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations fewer than 10,000 receive a 75%/25% match, while counties with populations of greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations of greater than 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match.