ERLANGER, Ky. — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) will receive a total of $45 million in Airport Improvement Program grants.
CVG’s allocation is part of an overall $1.2 billion in nationwide funding that was announced. The national program, administered through the Federal Aviation Administration, helps to fund airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting and airport markings.
The $45 million allocation includes entitlement and discretionary AIP funding, as well as some CARES Act funds, for runway rehabilitation and associated taxiway projects at CVG.
“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in an issued release.
“CVG is helping lead Kentucky’s economic comeback, including with its Fly Healthy program. I’m particularly proud that the CARES Act, which was written in my office, continues to deliver federal funding to support the airport’s staff, its travelers and the entire Northern Kentucky region,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Candace and her team have done great work to make CVG a regional driver and an industry leader during this pandemic. I’m grateful to CVG for helping Kentucky climb to new heights, and I’d like to congratulate them on receiving these federal resources.”
“This grant funding is critical to CVG and our airline partners, and we thank the U.S. Department of Transportation and Secretary Elaine Chao for recognizing that essential infrastructure investment ensures the long-term success of CVG and airports across the country,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “We are grateful for the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Thomas Massie for their advocacy in support of this critical funding. These dollars will enable significant rehabilitation of one of our runways and associated taxiways.”