Calaveras Supervisors to Request $699,000 for Airport Improvements
Earlier this week, the Calaveras County board of supervisors discussed their plan to submit a application to the FAA in order to secure grant funding for Calaveras Airport repairs. The board is mainly focused on needed electrical and lighting repairs for the facility.
The county initially asked for a $600,000 grant from the FAA, but soon realized that it would need an amount closer to $700,000. The county has officially decided it will be seeking a $699,000 grant to cover the perceived costs of airport improvements.
The electrical system at the airport is located in San Andreas, and has seen better days. First built in 1981, county officials and supervisors say that safety improvements are needed to ensure flights and airport administration happens safely and smoothly.
Read more about the improvements here.