Airport receives federal grant money

Olive Branch Mayor Ken Adams announced Monday that the City was notified by U.S. Congressman Trent Kelly of a $59,000 grant award to the Olive Branch Airport.

The money is from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which provides economic relief funds for costs related to such areas as operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.

Adams noted the Olive Branch Airport is a general aviation airport, designated as regional,as defined in the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) report.

Adams said the City is appreciative of the grant award.

“The City is honored to own and operate a regional general aviation airport,” Adams said. “The City’s airport is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the state and plays an integral part of the success for the business and aviation community.”

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