Applications for Federal Funding for Transportation Projects to be Accepted Soon

The Indiana Department of Transportation will soon be accepting applications for $86 million in federal transportation funding. Applications from cities, towns and counties will be taken beginning April 14.

INDOT was awarded the money in February for local transportation projects to be bid in July 2016. This round of funding is for projects that would be designed, developed and have purchased land according to federal standards prior to bid during the fiscal year beginning July 2017.

These projects may include bridge, road and safety projects. All communities may also seek $13 million in Transportation Alternatives Funding for non-motorized projects such as trails and Safe Routes to School projects.

In order to receive federal funding, a 20 percent match in local funds is required.

Applications will be accepted electronically on INDOT’s website beginning April 14 through Monday, May 12 at 5 p.m. Project awards will be announced no later than June 14, 2014.