INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced the recipients of the Community Crossings Program on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The matching grant was established in March by the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Mike Pence. The Community Crossings Grant Fund will provide more than $1.2 billion in funding for projects such as road and bridge preservation, roundabouts, road reconstruction and ADA sidewalk ramps that intersect with road projects.
Basics of the Community Crossings program include:
- 50/50 match between INDOT and local government units
- Match funds must come from Local Option Income Tax, Wheel/Surtax, Rainy Day Fund.
- Must submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan
- Cities, towns and counties may submit multiple projects per call.
- Federal and state rules, such as permitting, historic preservation, Americans with Disabilities Act do apply.
- Scoring is based on local support, connectivity to existing plans, benefit, need and quality of projects, average annual daily traffic and average annual truck traffic and regional economic significance.
- Materials for chip sealing and crack sealing are eligible for funding.
- Contracts already procured for 2016 may be eligible for funding.
- Each local government unit is eligible for up to $1 million per year.
HWC helped prepare Pavement and Bridge Asset Management Plans and assisted with developing Community Crossing grant applications for 16 communities which received funding totaling close to $7 million. Of those 16 communities, four received the maximum award of $1 million including: Angola, Batesville, Clark County, Washington County and White County.
INDOT has indicated that future funding will be available in the next two years. If your community is interested in pursuing additional road funding and would be eligible for the Community Crossing Grant Funds, please contact HWC Engineering today!
For more information on the grants, click here.