Boustany announces grant for Chennault

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - U.S. Representative Charles Boustany announced on Tuesday that the Chennault International Airport Authority would receive a $1 million FEMA grant to reimburse the airport for recovery efforts resulting from Hurricane Rita.

Boustany said that the grant would help the airport continue to grow and help to bring more jobs to southwest Louisiana.

The grant is reimbursement for costs that Chennault incurred from repairs to Hanger D, which houses Aeroframe Services, LLC. The repairs helped Aeroframe continue their work at the airport after Hurricane Rita came through our area.

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