Local communities receive shares of road repair grants

Local communities are getting shares of nearly $102 million dollars in state grant money to fix their roads.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced yesterday that 218 Indiana communities had been approved for Community Crossings matching grants through the Next Level Roads program with a total of $101.9 million dollars being granted. Applications are evaluated based on the need, the current conditions and the impacts to safety and economic development. To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds. Larger communities must provide a 50 percent match, or 25 percent for smaller communities.

Among local communities, Bartholomew County will receive just over $137,210, Columbus $519,100, Hope $106,416, Greensburg $475,439,  Nashville $287,782, North Vernon $401,539,  and Seymour with $943,792