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Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport to receive $8.7 million federal grant


U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) Texas announced Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport has been awarded a $8,767,282 federal grant. The grant is to “improve the terminal building to provide additional efficiency to operations and meet passenger needs.”

“Texas’ population grows with each passing day, and as more people travel in and out of our state, it’s important our infrastructure is able to meet the demand without interfering with Texans’ quality of life,” said Cornyn. “I’m proud that President Trump has made Lubbock a priority, and I look forward to seeing the impact this grant will have on our great state.”

Senator Cornyn’s office announced that $3,173,227 will be issued to Lubbock this fiscal year, and the remaining money will come in fiscal year 2021. The funding comes through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

The grant is addition to a $7,272,276 federal grant awarded to the Lubbock airport in August 2018. There was also an AIP grant to Lubbock in 2019 for “snow removal equipment” in the amount of $761,582.

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