Ogdensburg, NY – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) toured the Ogdensburg International Airport facility and held a media availability following her tour at the Port of Ogdensburg. The Ogdensburg International Airport runway extension project was made possible with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant.

“This important runway extension project will be an important addition to our North Country economy and I am pleased my office has been able to assist,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “By bringing low fare airline service to our region, we can increase tourism and commerce to our beautiful region, which means more jobs for North Country families.”

“During my time in office, I have prioritized assisting our community with federal grant work. Securing federal funding can be an arduous and complicated task, and my offices across the district work to streamline the process, making it easier for North Country organizations to get funding for critical projects. I am pleased my office has been able to help organizations across our district secure needed funding and look forward to continuing to provide this important service.”

Congresswoman Stefanik has worked hard to serve NY-21 by assisting organizations across the district with the federal grants process. She released a federal grants guide and has hosted events to help facilitate the process.

Congresswoman Stefanik’s office has written 145 letters of support for grants across the district, and has researched funding for 167 different individuals. Organizations that have received funding with Congresswoman Stefanik’s support include the Seagle Music Colony, the City of Plattsburgh, the St. Regis Falls Volunteer Fire Department, and more.

Additionally, with Congresswoman Stefanik’s support, the FAA released over $10 million in federal funding for the runway extension at Ogdensburg International Airport.