Cowley Airport Receives Federal Funding | Big Horn Basin Media

Cowley Airport Receives Federal Funding

Written by on July 16, 2019

North Big Horn County Airport will receive a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to make much-needed improvements.

The air strip in Cowley is one of eight airports in Wyoming that will be receiving a portion of the $10.4 million dollars administered by the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division. The money will be used to improve drainage and install airport beacons.

Among the grant awards announced are projects in Johnson County to purchase snow removal equipment; $2.5 million dollars will go to the Jackson Hole airport to rehabilitate an access road; over $5 million will go to Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport; and the State of Wyoming will receive $500,000 to update the statewide aviation economic impact study.

The FAA typically awards between $30 and $35 million dollars to Wyoming airports each year. The state gives an average of $8.5 million yearly to match federal and/or local funds for airport development.

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