McNeill announces nearly $1.8 million in funding

Lehigh Valley International Airport to benefit from Aviation Grant Program

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that the Lehigh Valley International Airport was awarded a grant totaling $1,778,500 to continue work on its terminal connector and security checkpoint expansion. The funding will also enhance terminal commercial development connectivity.

“There’s no denying the vital role LVIA plays in the Lehigh Valley’s economic future,” McNeill said. “This investment, when in total only $10 million was awarded across the Commonwealth, underscores the importance our airport has -- not just to meeting the growing demands of the travel industry, but to meeting the demands of other industries located throughout this region.”

According to McNeill, LVIA was one of 12 airports to receive an award, funded through PennDOT's Aviation Transportation Assistance Program. PennDOT administers four grant programs for airport development: the federal Block Grant Program, the state Aviation Development Program, the state Capital Budget/Transportation Assistance Program, and the Real Estate Tax Reimbursement Program, which collectively invest approximately $35 million annually into airport development.

More information can be found on the Aviation Grant Programs page.