Newsletter: Plan Now For Federal-Aid Grant Projects (Indiana)

Indiana rural communities seeking federal grants for new bridges, roads, safety issues, sidewalks or any type of improvements eligible under the federal transportation highway bill (FAST ACT) should begin discussions today on possible new projects.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will begin accepting applications in early November. The call for projects closes in December.

The City of Logansport was recently awarded a $1.4 million federal grant (2022) to help pay for ADA accessible pedestrian routes and accessibility improvements around four schools. “We take pride in improving the infrastructure in our community and this a big step in the right direction,” said Chris Martin, Logansport’s mayor. “The grants will provide additional safety and encourages a healthy lifestyle for everyone who travels this area.”

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding, via INDOT, is paying for a half mile of new trails and three miles of sidewalks in Phase 1 and an additional 3.9 miles of sidewalk in Phase 2. The Transportation Alternative Project grant covers 80 percent of the proposed $1.65 million (Phase 1) and $1.86 million (Phase 2) improvement projects that have been a high priority for the city’s ADA transition plan. The city has also committed funds to pay for the grant’s 20 percent local match.

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