Rep. Estes Announces Airport Grants for Eureka, Newton
WASHINGTON – Congressman Ron Estes (R-Kansas) announced two CARES Act grants for local airports in Eureka and Newton, Kansas.
"Kansas has a rich history in flight, and the CARES Act grants for airports in Eureka and Newton will further solidify the importance of aviation in our region," said Rep. Estes.
The Lt. William M. Milliken Airport in Eureka was awarded $55,555 through the CARES Act in addition to $500,000 in Department of Transportation grants, bringing the total to $555,555 for sealing, crack repair, and joint filling to 3,500 feet of the existing runway surface to extend the pavement's useful life, as well as potential COVID-19-related expenses.
The Newton City-County Airport in Newton was awarded $45,776 through the CARES Act in addition to $523,750 in Department of Transportation grants, bringing the total to $569,526 for reconstructing 8,000 feet of the existing taxiway pavement that has reached the end of its useful life, as well as potential COVID-19-related expenses. This grant funds the design phase and will be issued over multiple years, with $457,765 in fiscal year 2020 funding.
Rep. Estes supported the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, making $10 billion in grants available for airports. He has previously announced grants for Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, Colonel James Jabara Airport, and eleven other airports in rural parts of District 4.
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.