TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Tippecanoe County and several local communities are receiving their share of more than $100 million in grant money.
The funds are being awarded by the Indiana Department of Transportation's Community Crossings program.
In total, more than 240 cities, towns and counties will receive funding. The funds can be used toward any approved road or bridge construction project.
This is the first round of money awarded since a brief pause due to the pandemic.
Tippecanoe County will receive $600,000 from the grant. According to Tippecanoe County Highway Department's Director Stewart Kline, the money will be used to complete repairs on seven bridges across the county.
In order to be eligible, local governments must provide matching funds. For smaller communities, they must match 25% while larger communities must match 50%.