Capito Announces $3 Million Reimbursement for Yeager Airport Slope Failure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced a grant totaling $3,191,183.12 for Yeager Airport. The funding is a reimbursement from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the slope failure from 2015.  

“As chairman of the subcommittee which funds FEMA, I’ve been working with FEMA Region III Administrator Mary Ann Tierney on this for some time,” Senator Capito said. “This funding comes after many meetings and conversations with FEMA to do right by the folks impacted by the slide. After all the work Yeager went through filing an appeal after their reimbursement request was initially denied, I’m glad this is the end result.


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