Part 2: Grant Received by Roosevelt Municipal Airport Like Winning the Lottery

Wednesday’s exciting news that the Roosevelt Municipal Airport has been awarded a $9 million dollar grant was no small accomplishment. “This has been a four-to-five year process,” says Roosevelt City Manager Ryan Snow. “We managed to get to the top of Utah’s list for discretionary funding last year. We submitted the application for this grant in November 2018, and we’ve just received notice that we got the funding. It’s taken a lot of work to get to where we are...This is like working really hard and then finding out that you won the lottery.” Airport Manager Howard Harding puts the competition process in perspective, explaining that the FAA budgeted $1 billion dollars and they received $16 billion dollars worth of application requests. Roosevelt Municipal Airport was one of three airports in Utah selected to receive funding and they collected almost half of that funding. It goes without saying that all involved are thrilled with the outcome. Many partners sent letters demonstrating support for the project, including Senators Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch, Representative Rob Bishop, and Senator Kevin VanTassell. Construction on the runway is expected to begin this summer.

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