HARRISBURG – A $1 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant has been awarded to Jimmy Stewart Airport in Indiana County, according to Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-62).
The new funding is in addition to a total of $1.75 million in RACP dollars received by the airport in recent funding rounds in 2020 and earlier this spring, $750,000 of which was used for the development of a charter service hanger while the remaining $1 million was for the construction of a new corporate hanger.
The ongoing corporate hanger project is the focus of the newly-awarded grant. The hangar will house three to five aircraft depending on the final hangar size, which is now proposed to be approximately 12,000 square feet.
“Several years of investment at the Jimmy Stewart Airport have helped expand the airport’s services which in turn has continued to increase the airport’s role in boosting our local economy,” said Pittman.
“I am happy we were able to provide and support these funds to help grow the Jimmy Stewart Airport into a regional asset,” said Struzzi. “The airport has great potential to attract more business, tourism, and jobs to our area. In addition, these funds will allow more people to use the airport on a regular basis.”
RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects are authorized in the Redevelopment Assistance section of a Capital Budget Itemization Act, have a regional or multi-jurisdictional impact, and generate substantial increases or maintain current levels of employment, tax revenues, or other measures of economic activity.
Contacts: Jeremy Dias (Sen. Pittman) firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Little (Rep. Struzzi) Slittle@pahousegop.com