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The Indiana Department of Transportation says over $49 million in Community Crossings grants have been awarded to communities around Southern Indiana. The announcement was made during a special ceremony Tuesday in Evansville.

In Dubois County, Jasper and Huntingburg each received the maximum amount of $1 million in matching grants, while the county itself received just over 476-thousand dollars and Ferdinand just over 362-thousand.

In Spencer County the county itself was granted 1-million dollars, Dale received over 81-thousand dollars, Rockport nearly 84-thousand dollars. Santa Claus got over 113-thousand dollars.

Perry County received just under 433-thousand dollars and Tell City under 210-thousand dollars.

The local road and bridge matching grant fund was created by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Mike Pence in March of this year.

The grant program provides approximately $160 million in funding this year available to all Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50-50 matching basis.

Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, resurfacing, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations are also eligible for funds.

A complete list of Southern Indiana communities receiving funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 is available online at .

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