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Contact: Kyra Helming, Press Secretary
A full breakdown of the Community Crossings Awards can be found here.
STATEHOUSE (April 20, 2022) — Communities in Senate District 27 will receive nearly $3.5 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond).
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 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects.
In Senate District 27, the following communities received grants:
• Cambridge City received $190,203.75;
• Fayette County received $947,120.25;
• Franklin County received $607,845.50;
• Union City received $298,201.12;
• Union County received $1 million;
• Wayne County received $119,036.41; and
• Winchester received $286,909.28.
"Remaining invested in our local infrastructure helps our communities continue to grow," Raatz said. "By taking advantage of this opportunity, our local officials are continuing to make our area a great place to live and raise a family, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact the funding will have across Senate District 27."
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 July of 2022.
To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds, click here.
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