Georgia’s rural airports will get $3.4 million in federal funding

April 17, 2023
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Georgia's rural airports will get $3.4 million in federal funding

The Gist: Georgia Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have secured $3.4 million in federal funding for Georgia’s rural airports, highlighting their commitment to the state’s aviation economy.

What Happened?: The Federal Aviation Administration granted $3.4 million to 13 rural airports in Georgia, following last month’s announcement of a $1.5 million federal grant. This funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, championed by both senators.

By The Numbers:

  • 13 airports will receive funding
  • $3.4 million in total federal grants
  • Last month, an additional $1.5 million grant was announced

Why It Matters: Rural airports play a vital role in connecting communities and driving economic growth. These investments will improve safety, efficiency, and mobility for Georgia residents and support the aviation industry.

What’s Next?: Georgia airports, including Henry Tift Myers Airport in Tifton, will use the funds for projects such as installing a single pump fuel facility, rehabilitating runway lighting, constructing new taxiways and runways, building new hangar space, and enhancing accessibility.


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