The Indiana Department of Transportation (IDT) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Community Crossings Matching Grant Program to provide funding to cities, towns, counties across Indiana to make improvements to local roads and bridges.
Community Crossings is a partnership between INDOT and Hoosier communities, both urban and rural, to invest in infrastructure projects that catalyze economic development, create jobs and strengthen local transportation networks.
Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road and bridge preservation projects with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with these projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filing operations are also eligible for funding.
Community Crossings is open to all local government units in the State of Indiana. Match percentages are:
- Cities and towns with a population of fewer than 10,000 will receive funds using a 75/25% match.
- Cities and towns with a population of greater than 10,000 will receive funds using a 50/50% match.
- Counties with a population of fewer than 50 000 people will receive funds using a 75/25% match.
- Counties with a population of greater than 50,000 people will receive funds using a 50/50% match.
Types of Projects
- Road and bridge projects submitted must be included and a part of the local government’s complete asset management plan.
- Local road and bridge preservation type projects.
- Existing ADA ramp work is required when doing a minimum of a mill and overlay, regardless of the work type.
- Milling and overlaying is the process of grinding asphalt with a milling machine, removing the debris, and installing new asphalt. The overlay must be a minimum of 1 % inches.
- Existing ADA sidewalks are eligible for rehabilitation if the road project is getting a minimum of a 1 % inch mill and overlay. No new sidewalk projects.
- Drainage work that is associated with a specific road project is eligible along with pipe replacements to correct drainage.
- The conversion of gravel roads to hard surface roads.
- Local Governments that perform their own work, such as chip sealing and crack waling can receive funds for the materials only.
Force accounts are allowed, but the total project cost may not exceed $250,000, which includes the labor and equipment costs along with the materials.
All Indiana city, town, and county governments.
For more information, visit https://www.in.gov/indot/doing-business-with-indot/local-public-agency-programs-project-application-and-delivery/