WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today announced $1,125,000 in federal funding for Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the funding through the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) Program, which encourages commercial airports and their sponsors to implement clean air technologies.

“This significant award will give Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport the opportunity to be a partner in FAA efforts to improve air quality,” said Brown. “Through this program, airports across the country can implement small changes to reduce emissions on the ground and keep our air clean for future generations

The VALE program aims to reduce sources of airport ground emissions. Funding from the program helps airport sponsors meet state-related air quality responsibilities under the Clean Air Act. It gives airports the opportunity to finance low emission vehicles, refueling and recharging stations, gate electrification, and other air quality improvements.