ROME – Griffis International Airport is among 29 airports across New York State receiving a portion of $20.5 million in state funding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.
Griffis International Airport will receive $1.5 million to convert a hangar into a community college aviation school. The funding is being allocated by the state's Aviation Capital Grant Program.
The state-funded program invests in public-use airports throughout New York “to ensure safety, modernize aviation-related facilities, leverage private investment, and sustain and create well-paying aeronautical-related jobs,” according to Cuomo’s news release.
The other Mohawk Valley airport that will receive funding is the Fulton County Airport, which will receive $27,000 to replace airport signs.
Cuomo says the state Department of Transportation will immediately begin working with the airport project sponsors on the delivery of the improvements that are planned.
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