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April 11, 2014

Cities and counties may apply for variety of projects

Beginning April 14, the Indiana Department of Transportation will accept applications from cities, towns and counties for an estimated $86 million in federal transportation funding, said spokesman Will Wingfield.

In early February, INDOT awarded $86 million in federal transportation funding for local projects that would be bid beginning in July 2016. The latest round of funding is for projects that would be designed, developed and have purchased land according to federal standards prior to bid during the state fiscal year beginning in July 2017.

Rural communities may submit any local project eligible for $73 million in federal highway funds, including bridge, road and safety projects. In addition, all communities may seek $13 million in Transportation Alternatives funding for non-motorized projects, such as trails and Safe Routes to School projects.

INDOT sets aside 25 percent of the federal highway funds appropriated by Congress each year to fund larger local transportation projects. Metropolitan Planning Organizations distribute federal highway funds to local communities within the state’s larger urbanized areas while INDOT distributes funds outside MPO areas.

To receive federal funding, typically communities must pay 20 percent in local matching funds.

Local public agency employees certified as an employee in responsible charge must submit applications electronically using INDOT’s Web site by 5 p.m. Monday, May 12. Project awards will be announced no later than June 16.

More information is on INDOT’s Web site at www.in.gov/indot/2390.htm.

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