WASHINGTON, D.C.(11-10-21) – This week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded grants to airports in Northwest Ohio for operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. These funds are made possible through the American Rescue Plan, which Brown helped write and pass.

Brown said –

“Ohio airports are vital infrastructure supporting travel and commerce in our state. These investments will provide Northwest Ohio airports with the resources they need to ensure the safety of their passengers and support the local economy.”

FAA funds include:

  • $32,000 grant to Lakefield Airport Authority & Mercer County Board of Commissioners for the Lakefield Airport.
  • $59,000 grant to the Auglaize County Board of Commissioners for the Neil Armstrong Airport.

The FAA supports public-use airports included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) through the Airport Improvement Program. The program supports projects that improve airport safety, capacity, security and environmental impact. More information about the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program can be found here