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Governor announces call for projects in grant program

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 11:25:22-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced Tuesday that the call for projects is officially open for the Community Crossings grant program for local road construction projects.

The grant program is part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program, a 20-year, fully-funded plan to enhance highways and roads here in the Hoosier State.

"Community Crossings is a partnership between the state and local communities to make meaningful investments in transportation to catalyze economic growth, add jobs, attract and retain talent, all while promoting safety on every mile,” Holcomb said in a statement.

Projects eligible for funding through the program include resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with road projects. Chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible.

Those projects that are submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation will be evaluated based on need, traffic volume, local support, the impact on connectivity and mobility within the community, and regional economic significance.

Community Crossings is open to all local government units in Indiana.

Here is the breakdown of how costs are matched:

  • Cities and towns with a population of fewer than 10,000 will receive funds using a 75/25 match.
  • Cities and towns with a population of greater than 10,000 will receive funds using a 50/50 match.
  • Counties with a population of fewer than 50,000 will receive funds using a 75/25 match.
  • Counties with a population of greater than 50,000 will receive funds using 50/50 match.

Per the INDOT press release, over the last three years, the state has awarded more than $500 million in matching funds to support local road and bridge projects. Long-term funding for Community Crossings is part of House Enrolled Act 1002, passed by the legislature and signed into law by Holcomb in April 2017.

All application materials must be submitted by Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. Those communities that receive funding for projects will be notified by INDOT in the fall.