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A full breakdown of the Community Crossings Awards can be found here.
STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2021) — Communities in Senate District 42 will receive more than $6.5 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).
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 $930 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.
In Senate District 42, the following communities received grants:
"To address the disparities between our rural communities and our urban counterparts, it is vital that we continue investing in our infrastructure," Leising said. "I want to thank area leaders and organizers for their efforts in securing this funding and look forward to seeing the positive impact the funding will have on our roadways."
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, click here.