Koch: Communities In Senate District 44 Receive More Than $4.2 Million In Road-Funding Grants

(STATEHOUSE) — Communities in Senate District 44 will receive more than $4.2 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford).

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 it was put into place, the program has awarded more than $738 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 44, the following communities received grants:

  • Bartholomew County received $998,576.50;
  • Bedford received $218,476.27;
  • Brown County received $1 million;
  • Jackson County received $1 million;
  • Oolitic received $55,559.70; and
  • Seymour received $999,977.50

“I’m pleased to see so many leaders in our community step up and take advantage of this opportunity to improve local infrastructure,” Sen. Koch said. “I’m confident the projects in District 44, and throughout the state, will have a great impact once completed.”

State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford).

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 of greater than 50,000 and cities and towns with populations of greater than 10,000 receive a 50%/50% match.

To view the full list of communities receiving matching funds in 2020, visit in.gov/indot/2390.htm. The CCMG offers two rounds of applications each year, with the next call for applications occurring in July.

Sen. Koch, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, serves Senate District 44, which includes all or parts of Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Lawrence and Monroe counties.