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GEORGETOWN, Del. – Today U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative John Carney announced a $270,000 grand award from the Federal Aviation Administration to Sussex County to help with the construction improvements at the Sussex County Airport. This grant award will go toward the design and engineering of expanding the general aviation apron to accommodate additional aircraft tie-down space.

“This grant brings us closer to completing the improvements at the Sussex County Airport,” said Sen. Carper. “A larger apron will help the airport attract more aircraft operators to the Georgetown airport, who can use it as their ‘home’ airport. This is a smart investment for the Federal Aviation Administration, and furthers the Delegation’s efforts to make the airport an economic development hub for Sussex County.”

“Infrastructure plays such an integral role in helping businesses grow and creating jobs,” Senator Coons said. “The receipt of this federal grant for the engineering and design of an expanded apron is another step toward building the airport’s role in the region, and expanding the economy of Sussex County at the same time.”

“This project is another lift to jobs and businesses at the Sussex County Airport,” said Congressman Carney.  “A larger apron means more aircraft will be stored there and more operators will become familiar with the airport's top-notch facilities.  It's a smart investment that I hope we can continue to build on in the coming years.”