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Harkin Announces More Than $6.9 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Iowa Airports

June 28, 2013

Harkin Announces More Than $6.9 Million in Federal Funding to Improve Iowa Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a total of $6,937,601 in federal grants for various projects at airports across the state. Harkin is a senior member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds these initiatives.

“Iowa’s airports are crucial to our communities and a critical aspect of our economic health,” said Harkin. “I congratulate these airports on receiving these grants that will be used for several projects, among them construction and expansion, that will allow Iowa transportation to continue to be as efficient and safe as possible.”

Details of the funding are below:

Cherokee County Regional Airport - $142,020 to acquire snow removal equipment
Clarion Municipal Airport - $398,142 for construction
Davenport Municipal Airport - $3,038,416 for runway rehabilitation
Fort Dodge Regional Airport - $1,150,000 to rehabilitate the terminal building
Grinnell Regional Airport - $153,000 to acquire snow removal equipment
Iowa Falls Municipal Airport - $274,073 for apron expansion
Mascon City Municipal Airport - $300,000 for access road rehabilitation
Monticello Regional Airport - $141,750 to acquire snow removal equipment
Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport - $108,000 to acquire snow removal equipment
Northeast Iowa Regional Airport - $232,200 to construct a snow removal equipment building
Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field Airport - $1,000,000 to acquire snow removal equipment