State Grant Funding Awarded to New Kent County Airport

Central VA –Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Hanover) today announced that the New Kent County Airport was issued a grant agreement for capital improvements in the amount of $11,190. Funds were awarded by the Virginia Department of Aviation. Grant funds will be utilized for coastal zone management analysis to include wetland delineation and bat habitat assessments. State aviation funding programs to assist sponsors of public-use airports with a variety of improvement activities are managed by the Virginia Department of Aviation; the grant is a part of the Commonwealth Airport Fund Capital Improvement Program.

In a letter to Delegate Peace, Randall P. Burdette, Director of the Virginia Department of Aviation stated, “We are pleased to be able to provide this financial assistance to the New Kent County Airport, which we believe is an important component of the Commonwealth’s statewide transportation system as well as an important contributor to the region’s overall economic development.”

The Virginia Department of Aviation is a state transportation agency whose mission is to cultivate an advanced aviation system that is safe, secure, and provides for economic development; promotes aviation awareness and education.

Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his third term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County.