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Congressman Chris Collins Announces $40,168 Grant for Akron Airport

Sep 11, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $40,168 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Akron Airport. The funds will be used for the acquisition of .4 acres of land for future development, the design for a new runway vertical/visual guidance system to make the airport more accessible, the rehabilitation of the current runway lighting system, and to replace the airport’s rotating beacon.   

“Supporting local communities by maintaining, repairing, and building critical infrastructure is a beneficial use of federal tax dollars,” said Congressman Collins. “Providing Akron Airport the necessary funding for a variety of improvements will allow for more efficient and safer airport operations. Continued investment in local infrastructure is necessary to ensure that valuable economic assets like this can continue to grow and successfully serve the Akron community.”

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