State Grant Funding Awarded to New Kent County Airport

Delegate Peace, Chairman of House Appropriations Transportation Committee, Welcomes Needed Support for County Airport Central VA –Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-97th District) who serves as the Chairman of House Appropriations Transportation Committee today announced that the New Kent County Airport was issued a grant agreement for maintenance improvements in the amount of $21,587.  Funds were awarded by the Virginia Department of Aviation.  “I am so pleased that the state can provide these funds for capital costs helping to keep the New Kent airport well maintained into the future,” said New Kent’s Delegate Peace.

Grant funds will be utilized for the purchase of much needed equipment to help maintain the premises.  State aviation grant funding programs assist public-use airports with a variety of maintenance and improvement activities.

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.