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Rep. Axne announces new grants for Creston, Perry airports

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On Tuesday, June 30, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced nearly $815,000 in new federal grants to fund repairs at Creston Municipal Airport and Perry Municipal Airport. PHOTO BY ALLISON ULLMANN/THE PERRY CHIEF

On Tuesday, June 30, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced nearly $815,000 in new federal grants to fund repairs at Creston Municipal Airport and Perry Municipal Airport.

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,” said Rep. Axne. “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:

  • $620,551 for the Creston Municipal Airport, including $62,055 from the CARES Act
  • $194,444 for the Perry Municipal Airport, including $19,444 from the CARES Act

Earlier this year, Rep. Axne announced a $30,000 grant for Creston Municipal Airport that was authorized by CARES Act.

The CARES Act was passed unanimously in March to provide economic relief to address the COVID-19 pandemic.