Rockford Airport receives $9 million grant from the FAA

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) intent to award nearly $800 million for infrastructure grants to airports across the country, including one in the stateline.

The Chicago Rockford International Airport will be receiving $9 million in grants for an apron construction project.

The selected airports will receive funding for construction or equipment to increase the airports’ safety, capacity, and security.

“This supplemental funding allows us to invest in important infrastructure needs at the nation’s airports, especially those serving smaller and rural communities,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

In total, 127 airports will receive grants in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.

Andrew Carrigan

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