Four Eastern Iowa Airports Getting Federal Funding
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s office reports that nine Iowa airports, including four in eastern Iowa, have received federal funding in the form of Federal Aviation Administration grants.
The Bloomfield Municipal Airport will receive $274,587 for runway rehabilitation and the Dubuque Regional Airport will get $28,500 for a pavement condition survey.
The Maquoketa Municipal Airport will receive $112,109 for an access road and parking lot rehabilitation and the Waterloo Municipal Airport will use its $830,000 grant to buy snow removal and aircraft deicing equipment.
Also receiving funding were the Pocahontas Municipal Airport, $156,750; Red Oak Municipal Airport, $50,000; Rockwell City Municipal Airport, $395,124; Sheldon Municipal Airport, $47,986, and Webster City Municipal Airport, $47,500.
Each year, thousands of local Iowa organizations, colleges and universities, individuals and state agencies apply for competitive grants from the federal government. The funding is then awarded based on each local organization or individual’s ability to meet criteria set by the federal entity.
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