The Omak Airport will receive $142,500 to rehabilitate the taxiway and aircraft parking area used as a boarding area for passengers, according to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
The Federal Aviation Administration grant is part of nearly $10 million in federal support granted to Washington airports.
Airport improvement program grants provide funding for infrastructure improvements that enhance efficiency and safety at airports, according to Murray, who chairs the transportation, housing and urban development appropriations subcommittee that oversees funding for the FAA.
"I'm pleased that we are investing in the Omak Airport so it can play a stronger role in supporting the economy and transportation needs of the local community," said Murray.
"So often, smaller community airports like Omak Airport are critical to delivering the cargo that keeps local business and agriculture growing," she said. "It is important that we not forget about their rehabilitation and safety needs."
Rehabilitation of the apron and taxiway will extend the life of the existing pavement. By strengthening the taxiway, the pavement will be brought up to the standard of other airport surfaces, according to Murray.