Oelwein Airport Awarded $30,000 Grant

The Oelwein Municipal Airport is receiving a grant.

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer announced the grant on Tuesday. The $30,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is authorized under the CARES Act, which Finkenauer helped pass in March to provide relief from the economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The grant brings the total of CARES Act funding awarded to northeast Iowa airports to nearly $25 million. The Monticello Airport and the James H. Connell Field at the Independence Municipal Airport were among those already receiving funding, each receiving a $30,000 grant.