U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced last week that the Concordia Parish Airport will receive $159,000 in funding.

Cassidy said that altogether Louisiana’s airports will receive $35,689,010 million in funding this year from his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This amount is in addition to Louisiana’s annual funding under the Airport Improvement Program because of the IIJA.

“This is just the beginning of the billions in resources coming to Louisiana and would not have happened without passing the bipartisan infrastructure bill,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Improving our airports is essential for our state to catch up, attract investment, and create opportunity.”

This additional funding only accounts for fiscal year 2022.

Louisiana can expect to receive similar sums of funding for airport infrastructure from Cassidy’s infrastructure bill each year for the next four years, he said.

Local leaders and airports will decide which projects they ultimately fund with this additional funding.

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