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A full breakdown of the Community Crossings Awards can be found here.
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 7, 2022) — Communities in Senate District 39 will receive more than $5.1 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington).
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 its enactment, the program has awarded more than $1.1 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects.
In Senate District 39, the following communities received grants:
• Bicknell received $999,084.72;
• Elnora received $168,995.25;
• Greene County received $1 million;
• Martin County received $810,761.50;
• Owen County received $974,376.30;
• Sullivan received $836,493.52; and
• Vincennes received $364,673.50.
"Well-maintained infrastructure like local roads and bridges is important in keeping the state's economy moving forward," Bassler said. "I am thrilled to so see many leaders in Senate District 39 take advantage of the CCMG Program and encourage all communities in the district to consider applying for the program in the future."
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 greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations greater than 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match.
The CCMG offers two rounds of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in January of 2023.
To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds, click here.
State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) represents Senate District 39, which includes Daviess, Greene, Knox and Martin counties, and portions of Owen and Sullivan counties.
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