Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $1,061,000 in federal funding for the construction of two additional hangars at the Pleasanton Municipal Airport. The hangars will meet the growing aviation storage demand required by recreational and commercial customers as well as providing storage space for the local Air Life helicopter's support teams.
"Rural Development loans are provided by the Biden Administration to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Americans in rural areas," said Congressman Henry Cuellar. "Investments into rural communities and local infrastructure projects like these have far-reaching economic impacts and benefits. I applaud the City of Pleasanton and its leadership for taking advantage of the available federal funding opportunities and I look forward to continue working with them."
"We are very excited about this new addition to the city's airport," said Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar. "These new airport hangars will fund themselves with revenue generated from aircraft lease fees."
The funds were awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. More than 100 types of projects are eligible for Community Facilities funding. Eligible applicants include municipalities, public bodies, nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes. Projects must be in rural areas with a population of 20,000 or less.