Local and county government agency officials are waiting patiently to learn if their road projects will be accepted for grant funds through the state’s Community Crossings grant program.
The competition for grant funds ramped up this year as the state dropped the local match requirement for all applications to 25 percent. Several more municipalities and city government agencies were able to submit requests this year as the local match made a $1 million grant more affordable for some.
According to Media Relations Director for the Northwest INDOT District Doug Moats, 430 applications were received by the La Porte District that encompasses 13 counties. Those 13 counties include Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke and White.
The state anticipates an announcement of grant recipients at the end of August or the beginning of September.