CRESTON, Iowa — Iowa’s Third district Congressperson Rep. Cindy Axne has announced nearly $815,000 in new federal grants to fund repairs at the Perry Municipal Airport and the Creston Municipal Airport.
Axne said the grant, provided by U.S. Department of Transportation and funded in part by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will fund reconstruction of runways at the airports in Union and Dallas counties.
“Municipal airports like Creston and Perry are local economic hubs and support countless industries in their surrounding communities,” she said. “With the addition of funds secured through bipartisan coronavirus response legislation earlier this year, these new grants will help repair and improve both municipal airports so they can continue supporting economic activity in central and southwest Iowa.”
The grants awarded are as follows:
$194,444 for the Perry Municipal Airport, including $19,444 from the CARES Act
$620,551 for the Creston Municipal Airport, including $62,055 from the CARES Act
Earlier this year, Axne announced a $30,000 grant for the Creston Municipal Airport that was authorized by the CARES Act.
The CARES Act was passed unanimously in March to provide economic relief to address the COVID-19 pandemic.