The Putnam County Airport has will receive a $3.5 million dollar grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The grant amount will go toward paying 90 percent of major runway and taxiway improvement project now slated for 2014.
The grant will require a large match.
Almost $100,000 will have to be paid by the state, while the remaining $300,000 will have to come from local funds.
Work on the improvements should start by the middle of next year.