INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) – Communities in Vigo and Clay Counties will receive nearly $1.8 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute).

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.

In Senate District 38, the following communities received grants:

  • Brazil received $189,405.53;
  • Clay County received $1 million;
  • Harmony received $55,984.82;
  • Seelyville received $269,445;
  • Staunton received $49,631.10; and
  • Vigo County received $217,562.

“The Community Crossings Matching Grant Program is a great way for local municipalities to obtain funding to tackle local road and bridge projects,” Ford said. “I’m pleased to see a number of communities awarded in Senate District 38 and look forward to the improvements.” 

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, click here.