Communities across Indiana will soon be able to apply for state matching grants to improve local roads and bridges.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will begin accepting applications on Monday, Aug. 6, for matching funds for shovel-ready local construction projects through Community Crossings, Indiana’s local road and bridge matching grant program.

The grants are a result of legislation passed by House Republicans in 2016. In the past two years, the state has awarded $300 million to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the program.

These funds help communities address their immediate road-funding needs to keep Indiana’s roads and bridges safe. A strong infrastructure supports a more robust economy and keeps our communities moving forward.

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

All application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 28. Click here for more information about the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program.