Oxford County Regional Airport in Oxford has been awarded nearly $245,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration for terminal improvements.
The award was announced by airport Director Tony Carter and county Administrator Donald Durrah at Thursday morning’s county commissioners’ workshop.
The airport, off Number Six Road, was the only small airport in New England to receive one of the Airport Terminal Program grants, Carter said.
The county applied for it last year but was unsuccessful. Carter resubmitted the application with a couple of modifications and it was approved and the grant made. The money will fund improvements to the heating system, LED lights, fire and alarm systems, windows, doors and ADA-approved bathrooms, among other upgrades.
The grant requires the Maine Department of Transportation and the county to contribute 2½% toward the project.
The county will be reimbursed for a few of the projects that were covered in the capital budget.