Alexandria airport to receive $17.9 million
Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Tuesday that three airports across Louisiana's 5th Congressional District will receive about $19.8 million in grant funding awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The England Economic and Industrial Development District in Alexandria stands to receive the bulk of the funding. The airport will receive a total of $17,867,492 from four grants.
The money comes as part of the airport's involvement in the Airport Improvement Program's Military Airport Program, a designation that Dr. Abraham helped the airport achieve so that it could help facilitate missions associated with the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk.
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