STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Communities in Senate District 16 will receive nearly $3 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne).
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 16, the following communities received grants:
• Allen County received $1 million;
• Fort Wayne received $1 million; and
• Whitley County received $983,615.58.
“I'm glad that communities in Senate District 16 are taking advantage of this program," Busch said. "These grants are important - they will help upgrade our local infrastructure and allow our roads and bridges to sustain travel for years to come."
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.
To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds in 2020, visit in.gov/indot/2390.htm. The CCMG offers two rounds of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in July.
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