Grant & Loan Awards: Brooks County


Brooks County

AIRGeorgia Fund: $661,104

Awarded: 12/01/2008

Applicant: Quitman-Brooks County Airport Authority

AIRGeorgia funds to assist with the acquisition of 16 acres of land and site preparation, construction, lighting and engineering costs to extend the existing 3,600 ft Runway 9/27 to 5,000 ft. The Airport is currently unable to service local and prospective businesses due to its inadequate runway length. Numerous letters were included citing the inadequacy of the airport to accommodate traffic in the industrial, commercial and tourism sectors. The increased traffic will also support the development of other services such as hangar rentals and fuel sales that are currently unavailable. Local businesses have committed to using the Airport, pending runway extension, as well as two local Plantations who currently use airports in nearby communities for their transportation needs. All other funding sources are committed.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $1,620,940

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