Braxton County Airport to receive $110,000 grant

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced last week that $8,706,711 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for projects at 22 West Virginia airports including Braxton County.
Braxton County Airport will receive $110,000. According to a representative of the local Airport Authority official notification of the grant has not yet arrived, so the Authority does not know what the guidelines for spending the funds will be. “We have a number of critical areas that need funding, so we are hopeful that the grant will be applicable to some of those needs,” said the representative.
“The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring historic investments to West Virginia, creating long-term, good-paying jobs while also addressing West Virginia’s infrastructure needs. I successfully fought to allocate around $40 million for West Virginia airports, and I am thrilled to see the first round of funding is being distributed to 22 airports in the Mountain State. West Virginia depends on our airports to serve as manufacturing and economic hubs, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these investments and the investments still to come,” said Senator Manchin.
“During the process of negotiating and putting together the final bipartisan infrastructure package, West Virginia’s airports and their surrounding infrastructure were top of mind,” said Senator Capito, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. “In the past year, I’ve had the chance to make visits to Yeager Airport, Raleigh County Memorial Airport, and North Central West Virginia Airport to see their facilities first-hand and areas that are in need of improvements. This funding makes needed investments that will help provide additional services that will increase travel to West Virginia, create job opportunities, and drive economic development in regions across our state. I was proud to play a role in making this funding a reality and look forward to announcing similar investments through the bipartisan infrastructure package in the future.”