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Zay: Whitley County communities receive more than $2.5 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE (April 9, 2020) — Several Whitley County communities will receive more than $2.5 million combined 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 $738 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 17, the following communities in Whitley County received grants:

• Churubusco received $373,500;

• Columbia City received $791,538.75;

• South Whitley received $433,500; and

• Whitley County received $983,615.58.

“I'm glad to see communities in Senate District 17 benefiting from this grant program,” Zay said. "These grants are extremely important as they help upgrade our local infrastructure so that we can continue to grow as a state."

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 The CCMG offers two rounds of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in July.


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