Local Communities Receive Community Crossings Grant Funds

Local Sources- Communities in Senate District 48 will receive nearly $2.8 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper).

The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. Since its enactment, the program has awarded nearly $1.5 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 48, the following communities received grants:

  • Birdseye received $333,080.62;
  • Cannelton received $114,198.75;
  • Dale received $914,006.25;
  • Ferdinand received $476,465.97;
  • Huntingburg received $302,080.12;
  • Jasper received $492,257.81;
  • Petersburg received $83,740.70; and
  • Troy received $59,742.

"As a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation, I know firsthand how important well-maintained roads are to our local communities," Messmer said. "The Community Crossings Matching Grant Program helps ensure roads are safe for motorists and brings new economic development to our counties, cities and towns. Congratulations to our local leaders for receiving this funding."

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 greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations greater than 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match.

The CCMG offers two rounds of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in January of 2024.

To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds, click here.