From Churubusco to Evansville and Crown Point to Madison, counties, cities and towns across Indiana recently received more than $101 million for road and bridge projects through the Community Crossings Matching Grant program.

A result of a 2017 law House Republicans championed, this funding is available through the Indiana Department of Transportation.

Eligible projects include:

  • Road and bridge preservation;
  • Road construction;
  • Intersection improvements;
  • Guardrail replacements;
  • Signage;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act compliance;
  • Chip sealing expenses; and
  • Crack sealing expenses.

Open to all local governments, the program is highly competitive. Each year there are two rounds of applications to spread out project proposals and allow more communities to apply. Click here for a list of recent recipients.

Cities and towns with a population less than 10,000 must contribute a 25% funding match, while larger communities must provide a 50% match. Half of the available funds must be awarded annually to municipalities with populations less than 50,000.

Applications for the first round of 2021 are now open. All materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. Communities receiving funding will be notified in late winter or early spring. Learn more about Community Crossings on INDOT’s website.