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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Congressman Chris Collins Announces $1.1 Million in FAA Grants for Dansville Municipal Airport

Jun 5, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins announced today that the Dansville Municipal Airport will receive two grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) totaling more than $1.1 million. The first grant, for $1,077,300, will fund the rehabilitation of both approximately 1,500 linear feet of taxiway and approximately 60,000 square feet of existing apron pavement. An apron is the area of the airport where planes are parked, unloaded, refueled and boarded. This grant will also fund the replacement of the airport’s rotating beacon. 

The second grant, for $36,000, will provide funding to remove trees to improve the approach to the runway.

“Supporting local governments with the cost of maintaining, repairing and building critical infrastructure is an appropriate use of federal tax dollars,” said Collins. “Local taxpayers send a lot of their hard-earned money to Washington and it is only proper that we get a share of it back to assist with projects that are important to our local communities.”

The Congressman’s office remains available to assist any local government pursuing a federal grant.