State Rep. Prescott encourages local communities to apply for road funding grants

Community Crossings grant application deadline is Oct. 23

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Thursday, October 15, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 15, 2020) – State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) encourages local communities to apply for the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to help fund road and bridge projects.

Prescott said Community Crossings Matching Grants, created through a 2016 state law, help cities, towns and counties fund local infrastructure projects through preservation, road construction, intersection improvements, guardrail replacements and signage.

"This matching grant program is crucial for many rural towns and counties to maintain safe road and bridge conditions," Prescott said. "Without these funds, some projects may not be possible and I encourage our local communities to apply for this grant."

According to Prescott, 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.

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.

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State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City) represents House District 33, which

includes Jay and Randolph counties, and a portion of Delaware County.

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