Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced last month that the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded 10 grants to city governments, county governments, and colleges and universities in southwest Ohio, totaling more than $4.5 million. The funds will be used to help make necessary repairs to airports and their critical infrastructure.
“Ohio airports are vital to supporting travel and commerce in the state,” said Brown. “These investments will help to ensure the safety of Southwest Ohio airports for passengers for years to come.”
The grant includes funding to the Adams County Commissioners to remove a taxiway, reconstruct part of an existing taxiway, and reconstruct an existing apron at Alexander Salamon Airport. The grant for Adams County is $1.6M.
The FAA supports public-use airports included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) through the Airport Improvement Program. The program supports projects that improve airport safety, capacity, security and environmental impact.