Community Crossing Matching Grant
Launched in 2016, the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program provides funding to cities, towns, and 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 resurfacing and preservation, bridge rehabilitation or replacement, road reconstruction with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance in connection with a road project. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filing operations are also eligible for funding.
Local Public Agency Programs Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) issues a project call for local rural projects. These funds are available for PLA’s who are interested in any type of new project such as bridge, road, safety, sidewalk or any type of project that is eligible under the federal transportation highway bill (FAST Act). Funds for new projects will cover construction of the project to be bid beginning in state fiscal year 2024. Funding for other phases of the project will be awarded at a later date.
Local Trax Matching Grant
The Local TRAX rail overpass program will provide grants to cities, towns and counties bodies for grade separation, crossing closure and other safety enhancement projects at rail-highway intersections on local roads. Funding for this program is provided through changes in HEA 1002 effective July, 2017. This is not a revolving grant fund. The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) will issue and distribute bonds once, then this program will close. Local TRAX presents a partnership with INDOT, local communities, businesses, industry and railroads to improve the quality of life for residents through large scale rail related transportation projects. INDOT is excited to offer another state-funded source to improve safety and mobility at rail-highway intersections.
Highway Safety Improvement Program
The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) provides remediation for six (6) types of accidents. The countermeasures are detailed in the Indiana Strategic Highway Plan (SHSP). This program applies to areas that display a higher than normal rate of fatal and incapacitating injury accidents. The owner of the roadway is to provide a cost benefit analysis for the project. The types of remediation for the projects include, replacement upgrading of traffic signage, installation of backing plates to existing traffic signals, providing rumble strip to name a few countermeasures.
Safe Routes to School
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) administers the Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). This program provides for the construction / improvement of sidewalks leading to schools. There is an educational component that teaches walking and bicycling skills. A successful application depends upon community cooperation. The program has been combined with the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).