Rep. Estes Announces Rural Airport Grants

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced eleven Department of Transportation grants for rural airports in south central Kansas. Funding for these grants comes from the CARES Act Congress passed in late March. 

"The plains of Kansas are no stranger to aviation, and these grants for airports throughout our District will provide needed funding during these challenging times," said Rep. Estes. "Thanks to the CARES Act, airports in Barber, Butler, Cowley, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Pawnee, Pratt and Sumner counties will receive a combined $339,000 to keep planes flying in these communities." 

Rep. Estes supported the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, making $10 billion in grants available for airports. He previously announced a grant for Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport and announced today that Colonel James Jabara Airport in Wichita would also receive a grant. 

The total grant amount for each rural airport in District 4 counties (excluding Sedgwick County) is below. 

Anthony Municipal - $20,000
Augusta Municipal - $30,000
El Dorado/Captain Jack Thomas Memorial - $30,000
Kingman Airport - Clyde Cessna Field - $30,000
Larned-Pawnee County - $30,000
Lt William M Milliken (Eureka) - $20,000
Medicine Lodge - $20,000
Newton-City-County - $69,000
Pratt Regional - $30,000
Strother Field (Winfield/Arkansas City) - $30,000
Wellington Municipal - $30,000

Ron Estes is a 5th generation Kansan and represents Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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