Griffiss International Airport in Rome has been awarded an $82,200 federal grant.

The funding announced by Congresswoman Claudia Tenney was allocated by the Department of Transportation.

Griffiss is currently undergoing significant renovation efforts to implement runway safety upgrades and modernize outdated infrastructure.

Tenney says the grant will assist in efforts to remove obstructions near the runway, helping Griffiss to expand and grow.

“As an important regional asset, Griffiss International Airport has been a key contributor in helping to grow our local economy in the Utica-Rome area. This federal investment I assisted in securing, will allow Griffiss to continue to expand and upgrade outdated infrastructure to better serve the aviation needs of Mohawk Valley,” said Tenney.

Earlier in the week, Tenney also announced a $726,300 federal grant for the Greater Binghamton Airport.

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