VanNatter: Local communities awarded $2.4M to improve infrastructure

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Monday, December 3, 2018

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 3, 2018) — Local communities recently received more than $2.4 million in state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo).

Established in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program has awarded nearly $400 million in state funds to local projects around the state on a 50/50 matching basis.

“Ensuring the state’s infrastructure is updated and in good condition is not only vital to keeping travelers safe but also for supporting our local economy,” VanNatter said. “Investing in roads and bridges, especially in rural areas, strengthens our communities by connecting Hoosiers to services, jobs and each other.”

According to VanNatter, nine nearby communities and Clinton County were awarded grants:

Community                        Grant Amount

Clinton County                  $779,562

Camden                               $186,137

Colfax                                   $75,000

Frankfort                             $456,395

Kirklin                                    $105,771

Michigantown                   $334,885

Mulberry                             $172,899

Royal Center                      $105,906

Russiaville                           $141,937

Walton                                 $113,250

VanNatter said projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing and preservation, and bridge rehabilitation or replacement.

A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds can be found by visiting www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will be accepting the next round of applications in January of 2019.

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State Rep. Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) represents House District 38,

which includes portions of Carroll, Cass, Howard and Clinton counties.

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