Koch: Communities in Senate District 44 receive nearly $3.5 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE — Communities in Senate District 44 will receive nearly $3.5 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), said State Sen. Eric Koch (R-Bedford).

Eric Koch

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 $930 million in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 44, the following communities received grants:

  • Bartholomew County received $990,928.50;
  • Columbus received $689,351.25;
  • Jackson County received $1 million;
  • Mitchell received $87,705;
  • Monroe County received $407,000;
  • Nashville received $200,745; and
  • Seymour received $108,200.18.

“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. “The Community Crossings Matching Grant Program is a great opportunity to complete necessary projects that will be a long-term benefit for cities, towns and counties all over the state. I look forward to seeing the positive impact these projects will have here in our part of Indiana.”

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.

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