Continuing to Deliver for Georgia’s Aviation Economy, Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff Announce Additional $12 Million in Funding for Airports

Senators Reverend Warnock and Ossoff announced a $12.3 million federal grant investing in Georgia’s airports

This latest round of funding follows last month’s announcement of a $3.4 million federal grant for Georgia’s rural and regional aviation infrastructure

Grant recipients include Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Savannah, Cherokee County Airport in Canton, Thomasville Regional Airport in Thomasville, Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville

As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, which oversees transportation policy, Senator Reverend Warnock continues to prioritize investments in Georgia’s workers and infrastructure, including in the aviation industry 

Senator Reverend Warnock: “This new investment is a testament to the good we can accomplish when we reach across the aisle and center the people in policymaking”

Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) announced a $12.3 million federal investment in four airports across Georgia. These airports were selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive additional Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds to advance critical projects, and will help airports like the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, which will utilize the funds to improve airport drainage and erosion control. Additional projects across the state will rehabilitate airport runways. 

“Georgia is one of the most important aviation states in the nation, and as a member of the committee responsible for aviation policy, I will continue working to make Georgia a hub of transportation innovation,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “This new investment is a testament to the good we can accomplish when we reach across the aisle and center the people in policymaking.”

“We are upgrading airports across Georgia to improve airport efficiency and passenger safety and experience,” Senator Ossoff said.

Last month, Senator Warnock met with local aviation workers and leaders at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Georgia to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing folks on the frontlines of the aviation industry. This year, Senator Warnock has announced a series of federal investments in Georgia’s airports and aviation economy, including April’s announcement of $3.4 million for Georgia’s small, rural, and regional aviation infrastructure. In March, the Senator announced a similar investment of $1.5 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to be administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Last year, Senator Warnock secured $13.5 million to update nine airports across Georgia, including Augusta Regional Airport and Columbus Airport. The Senator also previously announced $6 million in grants from the Department of Transportation to improve the travel experience at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law included roughly $619 million for Georgia’s airports to improve efficiency, upgrade terminals, and more.