Bustos Announces More Than $9.6 Million in Infrastructure Funding for Local Airports

MOLINE — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that more than $9.6 million in federal infrastructure funds will go to airports in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. The funds come as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law signed into law in November. Earlier this month, Bustos joined Governor J.B. Pritzker to announce more than $33 million in Rebuild Illinois funding for local airports.

“I voted for the bipartisan infrastructure law to bring jobs and federal dollars to Northwest and Central Illinois. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that more than $9.6 million in infrastructure funding will be coming to airports big and small across our region,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “These investments will help improve safety and efficiency at our local airports - all while supporting good-paying jobs in our communities. I look forward to seeing these funds put folks to work improving our airports.”

Funding for airports in Congresswoman Bustos’ district include:

  • Quad Cities International Airport: $2,859,855

  • General Wayne A. Downing-Peoria International Airport: $2,828,384

  • Chicago Rockford International Airport: $2,599,721

  • Kewanee Municipal Airport: $159,000

  • Galesburg Municipal Airport: $159,00

  • Ingersoll Airport (Canton, IL): $159,000

  • Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport, (Peoria, IL): $159,000

  • Albertus Airport (Freeport, IL): $159,000

  • Pekin Municipal Airport: $159,000

  • Whiteside County Airport (Rock Falls, IL): $159,000

  • Monmouth Municipal Airport: $110,000

  • Tri-Township Airport (Savanna, IL): $110,000

Last month, Bustos voted for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which was recently signed into law by President Biden. The historic infrastructure legislation includes:

  • $15 billion in funding for Airport Improvement Program projects.

  • $5 billion for airport terminal development projects.

  • $5 billion for Federal Aviation Administration facilities and equipment, including FAA-owned contract towers.

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