U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that Grand Junction Airport will receive a $3.3 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant.
Holyoke, Sterling and Wray Municipal airports will also receive funding
for a variety of infrastructure improvement projects.
“I’m pleased Grand Junction, along with several airports across the Eastern Plains, will receive FAA grants,” Gardner said. “Grand Junction will use the $3.3 million to finish the East Terminal Apron rehabilitation project, which will benefit all Coloradans who utilize this transportation hub on the Western Slope. Several airports across the Eastern Plains will also benefit from grants that will allow them to continue to best serve Colorado’s rural communities. I will remain a champion for Colorado at the federal level and ensure local communities throughout the Centennial state receive the resources they need.”
The funding for infrastructure improvements was provided through the FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which was signed by President Obama on July 15.
The House and Senate had passed different versions of the bill, so it had to go to committee before it could be passed on to the President. As part of the House-Senate conference agreement passed by the Senate on July 13, the Airport and Airway Trust Fund allocated an additional $3.35 billion to support the Airport Improvement Program.