Local communities receive grants for road repairs

Several area communities will receive a share of $119 million in Community Crossing Grants announced yesterday by INDOT.

Communities submitted applications for funding during a call for projects in July and August in a competitive process.

Among the local awards, Johnson and Brown counties received $1 million dollars and Jennings $498,507. Columbus was awarded $334,057, Greenwood $1 million, North Vernon $511,786, Shelbyville $782,146 and Hope $107,565.

Local governments must provide matching funds of 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities.