Houchin: Dubois County to receive more than $900,000 in road-funding grants

 Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) has announced that Dubois County and the town of Ferdinand will receive grant funding to improve roads and bridges as part of the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG).

The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, provides direct funding assistance to communities who partake in infrastructure construction and repair projects aimed at improving local roads and bridges. This partnership strengthens local transportation networks and provides Hoosiers with the quality infrastructure they need. Since it was put into place, the program has awarded more than $930 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.

During this round of grants, Dubois County received $628,114.89, and Ferdinand received $281,232.43 from the program.

"I am grateful so many areas in Senate District 47 were awarded grants in this round of road funding," Houchin said. "I look forward to seeing how these funds will improve infrastructure in our local communities."

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.

To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds in 2021, visit in.gov/indot/2390.htm. The CCMG offers two rounds of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in July.