Koch: Communities in Senate District 44 receive nearly $4.5 million in road-funding grants

STATEHOUSE — Communities in Senate District 44 will receive nearly $4.5 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 its enactment, the program has awarded more than $1 billion in state matching funds for local construction projects.

In Senate District 44, the following communities received grants:

  • Bartholomew County received $1 million;
  • Bedford received $383,320.47;
  • Columbus received $740,170.50;
  • Jackson County received $983,240.97;
  • Lawrence County received $292,300.50;
  • Monroe County received $152,034.25; and
  • Seymour received $928,683.22.
Senator Eric Koch

“I am pleased to see so many local leaders step up and take advantage of this funding opportunity to improve our local infrastructure,” Koch said. “I know these projects will have a positive impact on our community and our state.”

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.

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