The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that due to high interest in the program the agency is extending the application deadline for the Community Crossings matching grant program to Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT. The extension gives Indiana cities, towns, and counties an additional two weeks to submit projects for consideration. The additional time allows for communities to complete asset management plans, which are required as part of the grant application process. On March 23, 2016, Governor Mike Pence signed HEA1001, which created the local road and bridge matching grant program. The program, titled Community Crossings, provides approximately $150 million in state matching funds for local road bridge projects in 2016.