Kaptur Applauds $3.5 Million Award for Erie, Ottawa County Airports

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a series of grants totaling $3,541,777 for the Kelleys Island LandField Airport, the Put-in-Bay Airport, and the Middle Bass Island Airport. The grants are made available to regional airports due to the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, supported by Rep. Put in Bay airport 3W2Kaptur, and signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021.

“Our regional airports play a vital role in supporting the local economy and connecting our communities,” said Rep. Kaptur. “I am excited to see the American Rescue Plan living up to its promise, and delivering the resources Northern Ohio needs.”

The FAA grants announced today include:

$147,381 for the Put-in-Bay Airport to reconstruct a terminal building.

$2,888,618 for the Middle Bass Island Airport to rehabilitate an apron, runway, and taxiway.

$359,605 for the Kelleys Island Land Field Airport to conduct an environmental assessment.

$146,173 for the Kelleys Island Land Field Airport to rehabilitate a runway and reconstruct lighting.

More information on the awards can be found here.