A few days after receiving more than $1 million in CARES Act funding, Canyonlands Field Airport was awarded an additional $1 million in entitlement funding through the Federal Aviation Administration.
“I’m grateful,” said Director Andy Solsvig at Monday’s electronic Airport Board meeting. “This is keeping us afloat.”
Solsvig said none of the money that was recently awarded can be used for future projects — such as plans to buy a snowplow — but for projects that have already been approved. Solsvig said the funding will be used for operations to keep staff paid — only 25 enplanements occurred in April — and for capital projects, such as extending a runway.
The 2020 projects include phase two of the design and construction of the extension, the cost of which will be submitted to the FAA.