Apr 27 2004

Graham Announces $2.6 Million Grant for Hilton Head Airport

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Beaufort County will receive a $2.59 million grant for improvements at the Hilton Head Airport. “This grant is an investment in the future of Hilton Head and Beaufort County,” said Graham. “Airport improvements help improve passenger safety and spur future economic development.” The funds will be used to acquire an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicle, install a secondary wind indicator, rehabilitate and expand the existing Crash Fire Rescue building, install an emergency generator, install perimeter fencing, rehabilitate the apron and associated taxiways, and widen and improve one of the existing runways. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. ####