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Zay: Communities in Senate District 17 receive nearly $4.4 million in road-funding grants

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

STATEHOUSE (April 30, 2021) — Communities in Senate District 17 will receive nearly $4.4 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 it was put into place, the program has awarded more than $930 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 17, the following communities received grants:

  • Columbia City received $147,211.50;
  • Gas City received $490,594.03;
  • Grant County received $50,000;
  • Huntington received $332,351.15;
  • Huntington County received $931,865.25;
  • North Manchester received $520,814.26;
  • South Whitley received $300,000;
  • Van Buren received $123,983.66;
  • Wabash County received $863,913.53; and
  • Whitley County received $621,298.97.

"The Community Crossings Matching Grants are a great way to improve local infrastructure," Zay said. "I am pleased to see communities in Senate District 17 have taken advantage of this opportunity to help improve the way we commute and travel."

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, visit


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