Thursday, April 8, 2010
Airport receives $38,000 grant
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker recently reported that more than 30 Mississippi airport facilities will benefit from $8.6 million in federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Holly Springs-Marshall County Airport will receive $38,000 for land acquisition and a runway length justification study
All of the AIP grants awarded to Mississippi will be used to support infrastructure development projects that will improve operational safety and efficiency at local airport facilities. The grants derive from funding Congress approved in the FY2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.
“These grants, large and small, will advance safety and overall efficiency at local airport facilities. In doing so, these projects will help our counties and cities offer aviation services that are important for expanding economic development,” Cochran said.
“This grant funding will help strengthen Mississippi’s aviation infrastructure and improve safety at our local airports,” said Wicker. “It is critical that our airports operate safely and efficiently so they can continue to help keep passengers and commerce moving across our state.”
The Federal Aviation Administration oversees the AIP grant distribution. Earlier this month, 11 Mississippi communities received AIP grants totaling more than $2.3 million.
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