STATEHOUSE (Oct. 15, 2019) – Local communities were recently awarded more than $823,000 in state matching grants to accelerate road and bridge improvements, according to State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown).
Nearly $100 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program, which is now in its fourth year. The grants are made available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of a law passed in 2016, and funded through the state budget.
“These funds can help implement a variety of local road plans,” Engleman said. “Projects can include repaving streets, design improvements and boost other aspects of our roads local engineers have spotted to make our infrastructure better. These state dollars help our local governments move forward on plans more quickly.”
As part of the program, several communities in the area were awarded grants, including:
Engleman said smaller municipalities must provide a match of 25% in local funds, while large communities must provide a 50% match.
Since 2017, state road investment is up 50% as Indiana has dedicated $3 billion to road and bridge projects across the state.
More information about the program and recipients can be found at www.in.gov/indot.
State Rep. Karen Engleman (R-Georgetown) represents House District 70,
which includes portions of Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties.
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