Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Funding For Western New York Airports

Aug 11, 2022

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2,287,974 in federal funding for two Western New York airports: Cattaraugus County-Olean and Chautauqua County/Jamestown. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be used to conduct repairs and enhance airfield safety. 

“This federal investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which I championed in the Senate, will help Western New York’s airports and local economies take off,” said Senator Schumer. “These airports connect businesses and residents and allow economic opportunities to thrive. I am proud I secured this vital funding for the Cattaraugus and Jamestown airports and I’ll continue fighting for the resources they need to fully recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and reach new heights.”

Western New York’s airports are critical aspects of the region’s economy,” said Senator Gillibrand. “They need to be safe, modern, and efficient in order to facilitate tourism and spur local economic growth, and that requires continued upgrades. That’s why I fought to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is providing billions in funds for projects like these. It’s time to rebuild our state’s crumbling infrastructure and this is a critical step in the right direction. I’m proud to be delivering these funds and I’ll keep fighting for resources to revitalize our airports, roads, and bridges.” 

A full list of funding recipients is below: 




Cattaraugus County-Olean

$ 955,246

Rehabilitate taxiway

Chautauqua County/Jamestown

$ 311,228

Acquire snow removal equipment

Chautauqua County/Jamestown

$ 1,021,500

Install perimeter fencing not required by 49 CFR 1542