Dayton International Airport awarded nearly $8M in grants

Dayton International Airport will receive more than $7.9 million in grants to to toward operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. FILE
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Dayton International Airport will receive more than $7.9 million in grants to to toward operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport. FILE

The majority of more than $8 million in grants awarded to Southwest Ohio airports will go to the Dayton International Airport.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced on Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration awarded two grants to city and county governments totaling $8,094,056 that will go towards operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airports.

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“Ohio airports are vital to supporting travel and commerce in the state,” Brown stated in a release. “These investments will help to ensure the safety of Southwest Ohio airports for passengers for years to come.”

Funds include:

  • $7,988,056 to the city of Dayton for the James M. Cox Dayton International Airport
  • $32,000 to the Warren County Airport Authority and Board of Commissioners for Warren County/John Lane Field Airport
  • $32,000 to the Darke County Board of Commissioners for the Darke County Airport
  • $32,000 to the Clinton County Board of Commissioners for the Clinton Field Airport.