Venango Regional Airport Receives $150k State Grant

Venango Regional Airport was awarded a $150,000 state grant today (August 22), according to state Senator Scott Hutchinson.

Venango Regional will use the grant to replace and augment airport equipment that helps maintain and support airport operations.

“This is a major boost for our area,” Senator Hutchinson said. “Local airports, such as Venango Regional Airport, are becoming increasingly more important as economic development marketing tools. Businesses are looking for ways to make travel and shipping of materials more convenient and less time consuming.”

Venango Regional Airport was among 23 airports across Pennsylvania sharing $8.8 million in grants during the current round of funding from the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program and Aviation Development Program.

The Aviation Transportation Assistance Program is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The Aviation Development Program is supported by the state’s jet fuel tax. Neither program is supported by general fund revenues.

Contact:          Justin Leventry           (717) 787-9684