LaMalfa Announces FAA Grants for Northern California

Sep 24, 2019
Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $882,356.00 in federal grant funding to two Northern California airports.
A breakdown of the two FAA grants is as follows:
  • $460,000 is awarded to Nervino Airport in Plumas County to install a 12,000-gallon fuel tank that will increase the airport’s self-sustainability.
  • $422,356 is awarded to Fall River Mills Airport in Shasta County for the rehabilitation of the airport’s existing runways, taxiways, and access roads.
LaMalfa said: “Small, general aviation airports, like the Nervino and Fall River Mills airports in Plumas and Shasta counties, make up more than 90% of the nearly 6,000 airports in the U.S. They’re an integral part of connecting rural areas that don’t have commercial air travel while supporting many types of aviation – from business, personal, or private travel to recreational flying and air tourism. These airports serve as vital hubs that facilitate many different avenues of growth for Northern California’s economies, and this federal funding will help increase their self-sustainability and further improve air service in our area.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.