CVG Airport Awarded $11.6 Million in Federal Grant Funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) will receive a total of $11.6 million in Airport Improvement Program grants. The national program funds airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting, and airport markings.

CVG had previously been awarded $5.5 million in September, which is included in the total announced recently by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The additional $6.1 million in discretionary grants was announced Monday, which will enable the rehabilitation of two taxiways and construction of a connector between them.

“Infrastructure projects funded by these grants will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in a news release.

“Thanks to the leadership of Candace McGraw and the CVG board, CVG is one of the fastest-growing airports in the country,” said Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY). “Thank you to Secretary Chao and the Department of Transportation for ensuring that federal dollars are being reinvested in our airport. This funding will support further expansion and throughput, driving strong economic growth in Northern Kentucky.”

“This grant funding is critical to CVG, and we thank the U.S. Department of Transportation and Secretary Chao for recognizing that infrastructure investment enables continued growth at the airport,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, CVG. “These funds will ensure continued growth and safe operations with the rehabilitation of two of our taxiways.”

-Staff report