Through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, 218 Hoosier cities, towns and counties received a combined total of over $100 million. The Indiana Department of Transportation oversees and distributes these grants twice each year.
“Our roads connect Hoosiers in all corners of the state and are used by millions of travelers, which means they need constant upkeep,” Jordan said. “A well-maintained infrastructure network is essential to keep our state’s economy running and growing, and making continued investments signals that Indiana is open for business and prepared for the long haul.”
Fulton and Marshall counties each received $1 million and Akron received $55,884. Jordan said communities can use these funds for road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage. Smaller municipalities must provide a 25 percent match in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50 percent match.
More than $931 million in total has been awarded throughout the state since 2016. State law requires that 50 percent of the available matching funds be awarded annually to communities within counties with a population of 50,000 or fewer.
More information about the program and recipients can be found online at in.gov/indot/communitycrossings. The next call for projects through Community Crossings will open in July 2021.