Dubuque Regional Airport Awarded $2.6 Million in Federal Airport Infrastructure Grant Funding
The Dubuque Regional Airport will receive nearly $2.67 million in funding through the federal Department of Transportation’s Airport Infrastructure Grant program. The funding was approved as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) passed in August 2021.
The funding awarded to the Dubuque Regional Airport will allow the facility to reconstruct an outdated transient aircraft parking apron. This area of the airport serves as the primary parking and tie-down location for the private and transient planes that use the airport. These general aviation activities have helped the Dubuque Regional Airport maintain its status as the second-busiest airport in the state of Iowa.
“General aviation is something that the public may not see or experience, but it’s a vital part of our operations,” says Dubuque Regional Airport Director Todd Dalsing. “This essential federal funding will allow us to continue to offer top-of-the-line service for the private aircraft that utilize DBQ. We’re grateful to Senator Grassley, Senator Ernst, and Representative Hinson for their support of our application for these funds.”
Dubuque is one of nearly two dozen airports across Iowa to receive more than $15 million in funding through the latest round of Airport Infrastructure Grant program awards.