OXNARD, Calif. – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $255,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to the County of Ventura Department of Airports to assist in long-term planning at Oxnard Airport.
The grant will fund updates to the Oxnard Airport Master Plan that provides an in-depth evaluation of the airport and identifies key issues, objectives, and goals to ensure that the airport’s capabilities and facilities can meet future needs and aviation demands.
“I am pleased the Ventura County Department of Airports has won this grant, which will help assess future needs at Oxnard Airport and develop a sound, long-term plan for future growth and development,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village. “The grant will help ensure the airport can continue to support the growing local aviation businesses that contribute greatly to our robust economy here in Ventura County.”
The County of Ventura operates two airports – Camarillo and Oxnard – that together contribute more than $300 million annually to the county’s economy and support more than 2,500 jobs in the community.
“The County of Ventura Department of Airports is excited to be awarded this grant,” said Jorge Rubio, Deputy Director of Airports. “These funds will be used to update critical elements of the Airport Master Plan that are used for long-term planning and serve as a guiding document for staff to conduct their day-to-day operations. The County is grateful to Congresswoman Brownley and her staff for recognizing the importance of our local airports to the community and for helping to make these funds available.”