Southwest Indiana Communities Receive Millions in Road-Funding Grants

Several communities in southwest Indiana have received millions in road-funding grants through the Community Crossing Matching Grant Program.

Posted: Apr 30, 2021 11:33 AM

Several communities in southwest Indiana's Senate District 49 have received nearly $3 million in road-funding grants, the State Senator Jim Tomes announced Friday.

The communities receiving funds are doing so through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), which was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016. 

Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation matches up to $1 million annually when localities invest in road and bridge repairs. Counties with populations fewer than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations fewer than 10,000 receive a 75%/25% match, while counties with populations of greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations of greater than 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match.

In Indiana Senate District 49, the following communities received grants:

  • Darmstadt received $193,365.59
  • Gibson County received $1 million
  • Haubstadt received $101,720.25
  • Mount Vernon received $344,864.02
  • New Harmony received $69,308.84
  • Posey County received $1 million
  • Vanderburgh County received $255,263.20

The CCMG has awarded more than $930 million in state matching funds since its inception. It aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges.

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