Infrastructure law lands $24.5M for Iowa Airports in 2022

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Iowa airports will receive at least $24.5 million in federal infrastructure grant funds next year, thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law that was passed earlier this year with support from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
 
“Aviation plays a crucial role in keeping Iowans connected with each other and with the rest of the nation. We depend on sound airport infrastructure for everything from keeping our crops healthy and abundant to moving people and products about our state. This series of investments into Iowa airports represents one of many real infrastructure projects that will help Iowa stay connected and competitive for years to come,” Grassley said.
 
The Airport Infrastructure Grants program, established under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, allocates $24,547,901 to Iowa airports of all sizes each year for the next five years. The money can be invested in runway and taxiway projects as well as terminal and airport roadway upgrades.

The Jefferson airport is eligible for funding.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $15 billion for airport-related projects as defined under the existing Airport Improvement Grant and Passenger Facility Charge criteria. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects.
 
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build safer and more sustainable airports that connect individuals to jobs and communities to the world,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said. “With this new funding, urban, regional and rural airports across the country now can get to work on projects that have waited for years, modernizing their infrastructure and building a better America.”
 

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