STATEHOUSE (Oct. 15, 2020) – State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) encourages local communities to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund local road and bridge projects.
Judy said Community Crossings Matching Grants help cities, towns and counties fund local infrastructure projects through preservation, road construction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage.
"These grants provide needed help to communities looking to improve local roads and bridges," Judy said. "I encourage our cities, towns and counties to take advantage as this program offers a sustainable solution to road funding."
According to Judy, Hoosier communities are eligible for a state match up to $1 million annually and the Indiana Department of Transportation opens applications twice a year. Due to COVID-19, this year’s second round of calls for projects was postponed in July, but Gov. Eric Holcomb recently announced that the matching grant program will resume and the new application deadline is Oct. 23.
Counties with fewer than 50,000 residents and cities and towns with less than 10,000 residents contribute 25% of the matching funds, with larger communities contributing 50%. To be eligible, all local units of government must have an approved Asset Management Plan and provide a funding match.
"Earlier this year, Whitley County communities received over $2.25 million through this program," Judy said. "Allen County and Fort Wayne took in another $2 million for improvements. Those funds are already being used to upgrade infrastructure in those areas."
Since the program's inception, $739 million has been awarded to support Hoosier communities and infrastructure projects around the state. Local governments can apply for the program online at in.gov/indot/4013.htm, with forms due by 5 p.m. EST on Oct. 23.
State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) represents House District 83,
which includes portions of Allen and Whitley counties.
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