Hamilton County to Receive $1M in Road-Funding Grants
Area legislators recently announced Hamilton County will receive $1 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG).
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 more than $1 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects.
Hamilton County Commissioners President Mark Heirbrandt commented on the grants, saying, “We are very pleased to get this type of funding.” He went on to say, “One of the things we have always have to address is the quality of our roads…We’re just appreciative to get the maximum amount of funding to leverage our money and improve the roads in our community.”
“A great deal of Hoosiers travel to and through Hamilton County every day,” State Sen. Scott Baldwin (R-Noblesville) said. “Ensuring those motorists are on safe and updated roadways is an important goal, so I am glad to see the maximum amount awarded.”
“It is always good to see our local officials work to maintain and improve infrastructure in our communities,” State Sen. Kyle Walker (R-Lawrence) said. “These types of projects benefit everyone in the long run, so I look forward to seeing the positive impact this money will have on the county.”
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 July of 2022.
To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds, visit in.gov/indot/doing-business-with-indot/local-public-agency-programs/community-crossing-matching-grant-program/.