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Holcomb Details Next Round of Community Crossings Grants
Indiana Ag Connection - 07/11/2019

Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the next call for projects is open in the Community Crossings grant program for shovel-ready local road construction projects. Community Crossings is part of Gov. Holcomb's Next Level Roads program, a 20-year, fully funded plan to enhance Indiana's highways and local roads.

"Our transportation infrastructure plays a crucial role in ensuring Hoosier residents and businesses reach their full potential," Holcomb said. "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."

Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.

Projects submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation for funding 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 a tremendously valuable tool to cities, towns, and counties as they build and maintain their local transportation assets," Joe McGuinness, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation said. "Local roads are the first and last mile of the state's transportation system. Because of that, INDOT is committed to partnering with communities to make local roads stronger and safer."

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

- 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 a 50/50 match.

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

All application materials must be submitted by Friday, August 2, 2019, at 5 p.m. ET. Communities receiving funding for projects will be notified by INDOT in the fall.

For more information on Community Crossings, visit www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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