Bloomsburg Municipal Airport to Receive $200,000 Grant, Says Millard
8/23/2016
BERWICK – Rep. David Millard (R-Berwick) today announced a grant of $200,000 will be awarded to Bloomsburg Municipal Airport through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program. The grants program is authorized by the General Assembly and are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation.

The Bloomsburg Municipal Airport is a public non-towered general aviation airport located along the Susquehanna River. The grant money will be used in the final construction phase of the terminal building.

“The Bloomsburg Airport provides a great economic benefit to our area, and I am pleased to see it receiving this much-needed funding,” said Millard.

Included in the grants is $5.4 million distributed through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The grants leverage nearly $3.6 million in local matching funds.

The investments also include $3.4 million in state funding from PennDOT’s Aviation Development Program, which comes from the state’s jet fuel tax and leverages $1.1 million in local matching funds. Public-use airports in the state are eligible for the Aviation Development Program.

The program complements the state Multimodal Fund, which dedicates $6 million to aviation in this fiscal year alone. The fund was created by Act 89, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett in 2013.

Representative David Millard
109th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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