FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9-13-18
Contact: Aaron White
Phone: 202-225-5506, Aaron.White@mail.house.gov
Federal Aviation Administration grant will help reconstruct airport runway
Eau Claire – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced a $1,697,698 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. The grant funds will be used to reconstruct 900 feet of the airport’s runway, which is in need of major repairs.
“Wisconsinites depend on our great regional airports to travel across the state, and across the country,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “This grant will help ensure the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport can continue to provide safe service to people across western and central Wisconsin, and bolster travel and tourism within the Chippewa Valley.”
“These grant funds will be used to ensure critical infrastructure like Runway 14/32 will continue to be a valuable and safe asset to aircraft accessing the Chippewa Valley through the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport,” said Charity Zich, Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Director. “Support from Congressman Kind for the user fee funded program that provides these grant funds is essential to ensuring the long-term viability of this Airport and all of the Airports in the State of Wisconsin.”
The Chippewa Valley Regional Airport will receive $1,697,698 in funding. Find the full grant announcement here.