Applications are now open for residents looking to improve their sidewalks, according to City of La Porte Engineer Nick Minich.

The sidewalk repair program, which is a 50/50 matching grant, gives residents a chance to have sidewalks and curbs near their home repaired with up to $2,000 in assistance from the City.

“Our engineering team has a long-term plan to remove all ADA deficiencies in City sidewalks, but this is going to take us some time to complete,” Minich said. “Residents are also able to pay for sidewalk improvement projects themselves, but it can be costly. This program gives residents a chance to move their sidewalks to the top of the list at half the cost they would pay on their own, while also allowing them to play a role in the process.”

Applications are available online at cityoflaporte.com and are due no later than Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m. along with a $100 deposit. They will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and must include the deposit for consideration. Minich said deposits will be returned to properties that are not accepted for the program.

For more information or to apply, contact Sustainability and Accessibility Engineer Sarah Nimetz at 219-362-2327 or [email protected].