Crider: Communities in Senate District 28 receive nearly $3.4 million in road-funding projects

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STATEHOUSE – According to a recent press release, funding of almost $3.4 million will go to communities in Senate District 28 to help improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG).

Established by the Indiana Genral Assembly in 2016, the CCMG helps communities’ advance infrastructure projects, strengthen transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges.

“This program is a great opportunity for our district to improve and develop our local communities,” said State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield) in the press release. “It’s great to see local leaders utilizing state resources, and I look forward to seeing the improvements this funding brings our district.”

In Senate District 28, Cumberland received $107,077.50; Greenfield received $1,328,034; Hancock County received $919,470; McCordsville received $346,297.50; New Palestine received $171,404.77; Shelbyville received $444,069; and Shirley received $72,030.

With this program, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) matches up to $1.5 million annually according to the press release. 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 greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations greater than 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match.

Two rounds of applications are offered for the CCMG, with the next round of applications starting in July.