In a news release from Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, The U.S. Department of Transportation announced five airports in Iowa will receive $27 million in overall grant funding under the fiscal year 2022 Airport Terminal Program, which was created by the bipartisan infrastructure law; which Grassley supported the passage of this critical infrastructure funding – funding that is now directly benefiting and improving communities across Iowa. This latest announcement will benefit Iowans in the Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, and Washington areas by funding airport improvement. The bipartisan infrastructure law contains $5 billion to provide regional airports with grant opportunities. In Iowa, five projects received funding under the infrastructure law:

-$1.3 million to make improvements to the passenger terminal at Dubuque Regional Airport.

-$20.4 million to Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids to expand and update the passenger terminal

-$5 million to a new terminal project at the Des Moines International Airport.

-$130,000 to a solar power system at Washington Municipal Airport.

-$112,500 for an elevator in aviation terminal at Council Bluffs Municipal Airport.

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