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Communities in Senate District 42 receive nearly $3.8 million in road-funding grants

The City of Shelbyville and Shelby County recently received nearly $450,000 as part of the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to improve roads and bridges.

The Community Crossings Matching Grant Program was established in 2016 by the Indiana General Assembly to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $1 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects.

Indiana Senator Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) distributed a media release touting the grants for communities in Senate District 42, which she represents.

Receiving grants were

  • Carthage received $130,115.40
  • Connersville received 4593,580.73
  • Franklin County received $142,631.74
  • Greensburg received $475,439.11
  • Knightstown received $352,975.50
  • Lewisville received $67,882.50
  • Oldenburg received $202,587.75
  • Rush County received $664,275
  • Rushville received $664,275
  • Shelby County received $152,355.75
  • Shelbyville received $292,769.09
  • Shirley received $71,797.50


Sen. Jean Leising


This is a beneficial program that many of our local leaders have used to better our roads and bridges, especially in our smaller and more rural areas, according to Leising.

“I’m grateful our local communities have the opportunity to use these grants to improve our infrastructure, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have,” she said.

The Community Crossings Matching Grant Program offers two round of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in early 2022.