June 02, 2022

Manchin, Capito, McKinley Announce Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Grant County Airport Upgrades

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) announced $75,636 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program to Grant County, West Virginia. The funding is through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and will support upgrades to the Grant County Airport taxiway, including pavement sealing and crack repair.

“I am pleased DOT is investing in West Virginia’s airports to improve safety and efficiency,” said Senator Manchin. “Supporting West Virginia’s airports continues to be a top priority for me, and this funding from our bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will help upgrade the Grant County Airport to keep everyone safe. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support our transportation hubs across the Mountain State.”

“West Virginia’s airports play a key role in growing our local economies, and this funding through the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act will help increase development opportunities in Grant County as a result,” Senator Capito said. “Improving the quality, capacity, and safety of our airports was a priority of mine as I helped craft this legislation, and I’m thrilled to see these resources announced. As a leader on both the Appropriations and Commerce Committees, I’ll continue working to make sure our airports have the resources needed to strengthen operations, maintain a safe environment, and support opportunities for more travelers to see all that our state has to offer.”

“Airports can be drivers of local economic activity, so this opportunity to help upgrade the Grant County Airport is much needed. Investments in hard infrastructure projects are essential to supporting and creating jobs and driving economic development. This award is yet another reminder of the good the infrastructure bill is bringing to West Virginia,” said Representative McKinley.