WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded three grants to airports in southwest Ohio, totaling $4,122,140. The funds will be used to help make necessary improvements to the airports.

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

FAA funds include:

  • $2,072,140 grant to the Butler County Regional Airport and Hogan Field to rehabilitate the runway.
  • $1,425,000 grant to the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport for runway rehabilitation.
  • $625,000 grant to the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport for runway lighting rehabilitation.

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.