Communities in Senate District 28 will receive more than $1.2 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program, said State Sen. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield). The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly<https://iga.in.gov/> in 2016, aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. Since it was put into place, the program has awarded more than $830 million in state matching funds for local construction projects. In Senate District 28, the following communities received grants: · McCordsville received $992,723.17; · New Palestine received $112,171.10; and · Shirley received $95,199.66. “The Community Crossing Matching Grant program is a great resource for local municipal and county governments, helping them improve our communities," Crider said. “I look forward to seeing the positive impact these grants will have, and I commend the local leaders whose efforts made this funding possible.” Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation<https://www.in.gov/indot/> 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.