Bowie Municipal Airport receives grant

Bowie Municipal Airport was awarded a grant of $1,890,000 in federal funding for pavement improvements as relief following the economic distress caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced this week.
The funding, which was appropriated by Congress in March as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Bowie had already been approved for the grant, which included a 10 percent city match in funding; however, with this grant the city will not have to provide any match.
“While COVID-19 continues to disrupt the financial security of our great state, it is critical that our airports get the funds they need to continue operating through the pandemic and beyond,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I pledge to continue to prioritize our airports in Bowie and across Texas.”
The airport improvement grant will completely rehabilitate the runway, fog seal the taxiway and ramps and restrip everything. It is a $2.25 million improvement project through Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division. Work is scheduled to begin March 7, 2021.