U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02), Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, on Aug. 31 announced $149,832 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to the town of Hammonton for its municipal airport. The funding will go toward phase 2 of 3 in the removal of obstructions on the runway identified in a recent study.

“It is clear that investments in our nation’s transportation infrastructure are a proven way to create jobs and grow our economy. This federal funding heading to Hammonton will certainly assist in the long-term economic growth of our region,” said LoBiondo. “In continuing public-private partnership with local projects, this federal grant will go a long way to improve safety at the facilities for residents and visitors to South Jersey.”

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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