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Area communities awarded Community Crossing funding

Indiana communities will receive matching funds to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG).


The CCMG was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, and 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 nearly $500 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.


Through the program, the Indiana Department of Transportation matches up to $1 million 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 at least 50,000 and cities and towns with populations of at least 10,000 receive a 50% / 50% match. 


Among area communities awarded funding:

McCordsville, $633, 000                                           Columbus, $1 million

Bartholomew County, $592, 000.                             Edinburgh, $630,000

Greensburg, $505, 000                                            Rush County, $936, 000 

Hope, $189, 000