Brown Announces More Than $4.6 Million to Improve Airports in Northwest Ohio

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 six grants to city governments,
county governments, and organizations located in Northwest Ohio, totaling
$4,607,779. The funds will be used to help make necessary repairs to airports
and their critical infrastructure.


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


DOT funds include:


  • $1,687,036 grant
    to Sandusky County Regional Airport Authority and County
    to reconstruct 6,000 square yards of the existing Apron
    A pavement to extend its useful life.
  • $185,400 grant
    to Fulton County Board of Commissioners to perform sealing, crack
    repair, and joint filling to 3,882 feet of the existing runway surface to
    extend the pavement’s useful life.
  • $250,200 grant
    to Putnam County Board of Commissioners and Putnam County
    Airport Authority
    to perform sealing, crack repair, and joint filling
    to the airport’s existing apron surface, apron pavement, and taxi lane
    surface to extend the pavements’ useful life.
  • $2,055,732 grant
    to the City of Findlay in Hancock County to reconstruct 11,000
    square yards of the airport’s existing north apron pavement that has
    reached the end of its useful life.
  • $141,660 grant
    to Allen County Regional Airport Authority and Board of
    to install a replacement Runway 10 precision approach
    path indicator to make the airport more accessible by improving the
    approach to the runway end.
  • $287,751 grant
    to Auglaize County Board of Commissioners to update an existing
    airport master plan study to reflect the future needs of the 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.