LOWER TOWNSHIP _ U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo, R-2nd., chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, on Thursday announced the Cape May Airport is getting $4,749,212 in federal funding for runway improvements and other aviation work.

LoBiondo said the money is from the Federal Aviation Administration.

“General aviation airports are a lifeline for countless communities across the country, providing economic growth as well as vital connections to other transportation hubs. New businesses and opportunities in Cape May County have rightly been tied to the airport’s growth and expansion,” said LoBiondo. “In continuing public-private partnerships with local projects, this federal grant will allow further investments and improvements in safety at the facilities for residents and visitors to Cape May County.”

The federal funding is awarded from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. Eligible projects include those improvements related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security, and environmental concerns. Any professional services that are necessary for eligible projects — such as planning, surveying, and design — are eligible as is runway, taxiway, and apron pavement maintenance. Aviation demand at the airport must justify the projects, which must also meet federal environmental and procurement requirements.

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