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Shaheen Applauds $7.8M Award for MHT Airport

**Shaheen secured funding as a senior appropriator through the FY 2022 government funding bill**

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the announcement that the Federal Aviation Administration will award $7,871,429.00 to the Manchester Boston Regional (MHT) Airport. The funding comes through a congressional directed spending request that Shaheen secured through the FY2022 omnibus package that passed earlier this year.

The award will support the second phase of the construction of a 37,300 square yard cargo facility apron to better serve the needs of the airport and travelers. MHT has undertaken a public-private partnership to develop this air cargo facility, which will include the aircraft apron, taxiway connectors, utility relocation and an access road.

“I’m thrilled to see over $7 million I secured heading to MHT, which serves as a critical hub of transportation and travel across New England. This new cargo facility apron will improve the transport of air cargo and lower transportation costs, while supporting local businesses and creating good-paying jobs in the process. This is a smart investment in our state’s transportation and infrastructure,” said Shaheen. “I’ll continue using my role as a senior appropriator to ensure MHT has the resources it needs for its operations and growth as a leader in the region.”

"I'm thankful for the leadership of Senator Shaheen in securing additional federal funding to support the continued development of a critical piece of infrastructure at the Manchester Airport," said Ted Kitchens, A.A.E., Airport Director for the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. "This cargo apron provides critical access for New Hampshire and all of Northern New England to the world of e-commerce and will assist in resolving supply chain issues."

 As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen helped secure $69,047,000 for projects across New Hampshire through the CDS process.