Over $17 million in federal funding is headed to airports across Upstate New York for 36 critical infrastructure projects.

The funding is allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program and was announced today by Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Griffiss International Airport in Rome will receive more than $256,000 and Hancock International Airport in Syracuse will get over $1.2 million.

The money will be used for renovations and improvements.

“Investing in our airport infrastructure enables safer, more efficient service for the businesses and travelers who utilize it every day,” said Gillibrand. “These funds are a major investment that will provide several airports across Upstate New York with the resources to renovate and upgrade their facilities. I will continue to push for resources that enhance efficiency and public safety at airports across New York.”

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