$150 million in ‘Community Crossings’ grants awarded

first_imgBatesville, In. — Indiana governor Eric Holcomb and INDOT commissioner Joe McGuinness awarded $150 million to 396 cities through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.“Superior local roads are a key factor in maintaining Indiana’s reputation as the Crossroads of America,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I am encouraged that a record number of communities applied for and received funds this year, and I’m grateful to lawmakers for increasing the funding to sustain the community crossings initiative.”This year 467 communities applied for grants. INDOT estimates there will be up to $190 million available through the program next year.Community Crossings was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016. Funds for the program are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They must also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges.Here is a list of dollars awarded to local municipalities:*City of Aurora $442,500.00City of Greensburg. $701,715.29City of Lawrenceburg $442,500.00City of Madison. $442,500.00City of North Vernon. $442,500.00City of Rising Sun. $501,357.75Dearborn County $840,967.00Decatur County $730,569.00Jennings County $731,636.25Ohio County $750,000.00Ripley County $833,700.00Switzerland County $869,850.00Town of Dillsboro $313,002.00Town of Hartsville $36,946.00Town of Holton $176,657.25Town of Milan $235,500.00Town of Mooreshill $300,000.00Town of Osgood $670,000.00Town of Versailles $181,753.80Town of Westport $139,860.75*Thanks to the office of state representative Randy Frye.The full list of cities, counties and towns is here.last_img read more