WASHINGTON — The Genesee County and Perry-Warsaw airports will get $126,000 and $465,000, respectively, through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in airport safety and infrastructure grant funding.

The Genesee County Airport will get money for removal of non-hazardous obstructions. The funding for Perry-Warsaw is for the building of a snow removal equipment building.

The total amount awarded nationally and to four territories by President Donald Trump’s administration is about $800 million, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced today.

“This nearly $800 million Federal investment in airport infrastructure will strengthen safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide many economic benefits for local communities,” said Chao.

The total includes $689 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $104.4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants to equal a 100 percent Federal share.

“These 383 grants will allow airport sponsors to either begin or complete construction projects that will maintain the safety and efficiency of our national airport system,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.

These grants will be used for a variety of critical infrastructure and safety projects. Some of the projects include purchasing aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, constructing runways and taxiways, repairing runways and taxiways, installing aircraft lighting and signage, conducting airport master plan studies, and installing airport perimeter fencing.

A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.

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