Monroe airport receives grant funds

MONROE – Monroe Regional Airport was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation.

In total, the Division of Aviation awarded $9,639,270 in Vision 100 funds it received from the Federal Aviation Administration to airports in the state.

Airports can use the funds for general airfield improvements, runway safety, runway extensions or new terminals.

The Division of Aviation, as a participant in the annual Federal Block Grant Program, administers the funds and manages the associated projects provided to the 63 general aviation airports. Normal airport operations costs such as salaries, mowing equipment and supplies are not eligible for funding.

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