WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dave Loebsack announced Tuesday that the Fairfield Municipal Airport will receive $490,200 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration grant program.
The funding will be used for the construction of 1,558 square feet of a new terminal building needed to replace the existing structure that has reached the end of its useful life.
“Our local airports play a critical role in allowing our communities to grow, as well as fuel additional economic development in the region,” Loebsack said.
Bloomfield Municipal Airport will also receive $45,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration grant program.
The funding in Bloomfield will be used to conduct an Environmental Assessment to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to land acquisition and pond removal.
Chariton Municipal Airport will receive a $600,000 grant as well.
Chariton is using their funds for the construction of a 1,200 foot parallel taxiway to eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway.
Loebsack said he is pleased that these airports are receiving this grant, because it will allow the airports to grow and continue functioning safely and effectively.