Friday, August 10, 2018
In 2016, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation creating a program to help cities, counties and towns across our state improve their roads and bridges – the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG).
Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) matches up to $1 million when localities invest in road and bridge repairs. Counties with populations below 50,000 and cities and towns with populations below 10,000 receive a 75/25 percent match, while counties with populations greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations greater than 10,000 receive a 50/50 percent match.
Since the program’s creation, Indiana has awarded $300 million in state funds to support local construction projects.
Governments may request sidewalk and ramp work, small structure replacement, bridge and road preservation and road reconstruction. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funding through the CCMG.
Projects eligible for funding are reviewed based on need, traffic volume, local support and regional economic significance.
Any city, county or town government may submit an application. To access an application, log onto http://itap.indot.in.gov/login.aspx to request an individual or business account.
Applications can be submitted now through Sept. 28 at 5 p.m.
Award recipients will be notified by INDOT beginning November 2018.