U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis | Press Release
Press Release | May 10, 2019  Contact: Ashley Phelps | 202-225-2371
U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis
Davis Announces $9.9M FAA Grant for Willard Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced the University of Illinois Willard Airport will receive a $9.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will be used for runway construction.

"Willard Airport is an essential part of the Champaign-Urbana community and helps connect rural areas to the rest of the world," said Davis. "These necessary upgrades would not be possible without federal support and I’m glad to see Champaign-Urbana benefitting from this grant. As a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, my priority continues to be investing in our nation’s infrastructure, especially in our smaller, rural communities.”

“This FAA grant will help us tremendously in improving our runway infrastructure at the University of Illinois Willard Airport,” said Interim Executive Director Tim Bannon. “We would like to thank Congressman Davis for his continued support of Willard Airport, and also thank the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation for their decision to award us this grant.”


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