Newsletter: Community Crossing Grant, New ADA and Title VI Requirements

Indiana cities and towns will have two chances this year to apply for up to $1 million in Community Crossings Program grants to fund infrastructure projects that spur economic development, create jobs, and strengthen transportation networks.

The first call for 2019 is under way and runs through Feb. 1. Awards will be announced in late March. Another Call for Projects will be issued in July.

Dunkirk, a city of just over 2,300 residents, received a $272,270 Community Crossings Matching Grant (CCMG) in the last Call for Projects.

The grant, which covers up to 75 percent of the project costs, will help fund road and sidewalk improvements on three streets and install ADA ramps at several intersections. An ADA ramp at city hall will be also upgraded to make it wheelchair accessible.

“Getting everything ADA compliant is very expensive, so this grant means the world to our city,” said Tina Elliott, Dunkirk’s clerk/treasurer. “We are so blessed to get the funds to help make our streets better and more accessible.

“It’s vital that our elderly have better access to our streets and our City Building. There’s tons more to do, but this grant is a start.”

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