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Congressman Chris Collins Announces FAA Grant for Canandaigua Airport to Help Battle Winter Weather

Jun 5, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins announced today that the Canandaigua Airport will receive nearly $300,000 in grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help the airport more efficiently remove snow and ice from runways. The grant for $292,500 will be used to purchase a new loader with a 14-foot plow to help better remove snow and ice from the newly expanded runway. The new equipment will help ensure the airport remains serviceable during snowstorms.

“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.