Lucas Announces $7.5 Million for Improvements to Airports in Oklahoma
Cheyenne, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) today announced that seven airports across Oklahoma’s Third District will receive a total of $7,590,308 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants for improvements to airport infrastructure.
“Even though the coronavirus has disrupted air travel, the need to invest in our communities’ airports continues. The Third District’s airports are a valuable component of our infrastructure and an important economic development tool,” said Congressman Lucas. “I’m pleased to announce that the FAA is awarding over $7.5 million to seven of our local airports, and I thank Secretary Chao and the Department of Transportation for their commitment to these facilities.”
Made through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), the grant funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, has been made available through annual appropriations as well as the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Additionally, funds provided through the CARES Act serve as the local match for the infrastructure grants.
A total of seven grants were awarded in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District, amounting $7,590,308 for the following airport projects:
For more information about the Airport Improvement Program visit the FAA’s AIP Website here.