FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Elizabeth Vos, Press Secretary
STATEHOUSE (Dec. 11, 2020) – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) recently announced communities in Senate District 47 will receive more than $3.5 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG).
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 $830 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.
In Senate District 47, the following communities received grants:
• Cannelton received $40,685.62;
• Corydon received $168,059.99;
• Crandall received $148,543.50;
• Harrison County received $1 million;
• Leavenworth received $211,068.75;
• Mauckport received $227,208.75;
• Orleans received $64,525.52;
• Palmyra received $79,713.75;
• Salem received $815,907;
• Tell City received $727,183.50; and
• Troy received $60,637.50.
"It should always be a priority for us to support Hoosier communities as they work to improve their local infrastructure, and in the wake of the pandemic, it's more important than ever,” Houchin said. “I am grateful so many localities in Senate District 47 were awarded grants in this round of funding, and I will continue to advocate for our rural communities at the Statehouse.”
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 early 2021.
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