The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $102,600 to the Kent State University Airport in Stow and $234,000 to the Akron-Canton Regional Airport Authority for the creation of sustainability master plans.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced the release of the funds on Thursday.
"These improvements will reduce the environmental impact and help improve the economic benefits of the Kent State University Airport and the Akron-Canton Regional Airport," Brown said. "These federal dollars will go a long way in sustaining safe travel in and out of the airports for area residents and businesses."
The KSU Airport is working on a new master plan and is holding public meetings on the topic.
The competitive federal grants will be used to create airport sustainability plans, establishing sustainability goals and tracking strategies, according to Brown's office.