INDIANAPOLIS - Governor Eric J. Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced the next call for projects in the Community Crossings grant program will open Friday, September 25, 2020. Community Crossings is part of Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program, a 20-year, fully funded plan to enhance Indiana’s highways and local roads by awarding communities grants for shovel-ready local road construction projects.
Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.
Projects submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation for funding will be evaluated based on need, traffic volume, local support, the impact on connectivity and mobility within the community, and regional economic significance.
This call for projects, originally slated for July, was postponed to this fall due to revenue uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency. The call will make approximately $68 million in state matching funds available for local projects. This funding amount combines existing revenue available in the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund and anticipated revenues during the first three months of the state’s 2021 fiscal year. Following this rescheduled call for projects, the state plans to hold the next call in January 2021.
All application materials must be submitted by Friday, October 23, 2020, at 5 p.m. ET. Communities receiving funding for projects will be notified by INDOT later this fall.
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