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Rep. Peter DeFazio Secures $120,000 in Funding for Cottage Grove Airport Improvements

Jul 2, 2019
Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced $120,000 in Airport Improvement Grants (AIP) for the Cottage Grove State Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The funds will go towards installation of the airport’s perimeter fencing, a critical safety update that will provide enhanced protections for the facility.

“It’s imperative that we continue to invest in Oregon’s rural airports in order to keep local economies moving,” said Rep. DeFazio. “I will continue to push for funds like these to keep air travel in our communities safe and efficient.”

Rep. DeFazio also secured a $6.5 million grant for the SW Oregon Regional airport earlier this month to fund the facility’s Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Station, as well as $3.8 million in funding for improvements at the Cave Junction and North Bend airports.