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Zay: Communities in Senate District 17 receive more than $2.8 million in road-funding grants

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Zay: Communities in Senate District 17 receive more than $2.8 million in road-funding grants

A full breakdown of the Community Crossings Awards can be found here.

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 3, 2023) — Communities in Senate District 17 will receive more than $2.8 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington).

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 nearly $1.5 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 17, the following communities received grants:
  • Converse received $288,551.58;
  • Gas City received $127,110;
  • Huntington received $496,507.60;
  • Jonesboro received $139,726.27;
  • North Manchester received $510,674.99;
  • Sweetser received $152,625;
  • Wabash received $236,379.74; and
  • Wabash County received $868,501.98.

"It is important for our infrastructure to be safe and well-maintained, as Indiana prides itself on being a business- and talent-friendly state," Zay said. "I am pleased to see our local leaders recognize this need and invest in improving our roads and bridges."

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 January of 2024.

To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds, click here.


NOTE TO THE PRESS: State Sen. Andy Zay joined Gov. Holcomb and INDOT at this morning's ceremony where Community Crossings grants were awarded to local communities. For the full release and pictures, click here.

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) represents Senate District 17,
which includes Grant, Huntington and Wabash counties.
Click here to download a high-resolution photo