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Airports, drug enforcement to receive millions

By: 5 August 2010 One Comment

ARKANSAS–Two multi-million dollar grants benefiting Arkansas were announced late Thursday afternoon.

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority will receive $5,091,697 and the city of Fort Smith will receive $1,240,946 in Federal Aviation Administration grant monies to make improvements at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and the Fort Smith Regional Airport, respectively.

Funds will be used to expand the terminal building at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) in Highfill so it can serve additional aircraft and passengers, according to the press release from the offices of U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor.

Fort Smith will use its funds to renovate the taxiway, which planes use to move on and off the runway; repair runway lighting, and acquire new snow removal equipment for the Fort Smith Regional Airport, according to the announcement .

The second grant,  $3,542,575 from the U.S. Department of Justice, was announced in a press release issued from the offices of  Arkansas federal legislators: Lincoln and Pryor, and U.S. Representatives Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and Mike Ross (AR-04).

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration will receive the grant to support multi-jurisdictional drug task forces and provide equipment, training and other assistance to local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, according to the press release.

Multi-jurisdictional drug task forces allow law enforcement agencies to coordinate with officers in neighboring counties to enforce drug laws. The task forces are generally organized by judicial district, and funds are primarily used to support local law enforcement officers who work to enforce drug laws, according to the press release.

Part of the money will also be used to provide equipment, additional personnel, training and technical assistance to local and county law enforcement agencies in Arkansas.

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