State Representative Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) encourages communities in Marshall and Fulton counties to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
Jordan said Community Crossings Matching Grants help cities, towns and counties fund local infrastructure projects through preservation, road construction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage.
“Indiana is prioritizing our rural communities when it comes to providing safe and reliable infrastructure,” Jordan said. “The Community Crossings program gives our small towns and cities the ability to receive state dollars and move forward on projects that they couldn’t otherwise complete on their own. This is a unique partnership opportunity and can help us increase our quality of life on top of attracting new businesses and opportunities to the area.”
According to Jordan, Hoosier communities are eligible for a state match up to $1 million annually and the Indiana Department of Transportation opens applications twice a year. Due to COVID-19, this year’s second round of calls for projects was postponed in July, but Gov. Eric Holcomb recently announced that the matching grant program will resume and the new application deadline is Oct. 23.
Counties with fewer than 50,000 residents and cities and towns with less than 10,000 residents contribute 25% of the matching funds, with larger communities contributing 50%. To be eligible, all local units of government must have an approved Asset Management Plan and provide a funding match.