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FAA announces $277.5 million in infrastructure grants to 67 airports in 22 states

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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $277.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to 67 airports in 22 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

β€œThe Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements,” said Secretary Chao. β€œThis is an important investment in these airports and the economic vitality of their respective communities.”

The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings, all of which help to create thousands of jobs.

To date this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced more than 1,751 new grants to over 1,402 airports for a total of $.33 billion. These grants will provide funds for 755 runway projects and 631 taxiway projects that are important to safety and efficiency of the nation’s system of airports.

Airports are entitled to a certain amount of AIP funding each year, based on passenger volume. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, then the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.

Those airports receiving discretionary grants are listed here:

Aniak Airport in Aniak, AK, $32.2 million – funds will be used to relocate Runway 10/28 to meet FAA design standards. This runway will provide access to a community solely dependent on aviation to transport people, goods, and services.

Juneau International Airport in Juneau, AK, $4.5 million– funds will be used to purchase snow removal equipment because the current equipment has reached the end of its useful life.

Daytona Beach International Airport in Daytona Beach, FL, $7.9 million – funds will be used to repair parallel Taxiway N and to construct Taxiway P-5. These improvements are part of the FAA’s Runway Incursion Mitigation or RIM program to enhance safety at the airport.

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, FL, $22 million – grant funds will be used to implement noise mitigation measures for residents who live near the airport. This grant will mitigate approximately 157 homes.

Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, FL, $18.1 million – grant funds will be used to repair Runway 09R/27L.

DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, GA, $353,000 – funds will be used for an environmental assessment for a proposed taxiway at the airport. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Georgia administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, in the state.

Fulton County Airport-Brown Field in Atlanta, GA, $1.2 million – funds will be used to construct an apron where aircraft park and an environmental assessment for proposed improvements to the area around the runway. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Georgia administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Fulton County Airport-Brown Field, in the state.

Gwinnett County Airport-Biscoe Field in Lawrenceville, GA, $3.8 million – funds will be used to construct Taxiway Y. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Georgia administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Gwinnett County Airport-Biscoe Field, in the state.

Habersham County Airport in Cornelia, GA, $2.8 million – funds will be used to construct a parallel taxiway. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Georgia administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Habersham County Airport, in the state.

LaGrange-Callaway Airport in LaGrange, GA, $2 million – funds will be used to construct a 900-foot extension of Runway 13/31. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Georgia administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including LaGrange-Callaway Airport, in the state.

Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, GA, $1.6 million – funds will be used to repair Runway 05/23. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Georgia administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, in the state.

Quad City International Airport in Moline, IL, $1.5 million – funds will be used to replace the taxiway lighting for Taxiway H.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers, IN, $1 million – the grant will fund the repair of a portion of Taxiway A near Runway 15.

Fort Wayne International Airport in Fort Wayne, IN, $3.3 million – grant funds will be used to repair Runway 05/23.

Clark Regional Airport in Jeffersonville, IN, $2.8 million – grant funds will be used to extend Runway 18/36 by 1,500 feet and to install the necessary lighting, runway pavement marking, and airfield signs. This project will also extend the parallel taxiway to the new runway end.

Purdue University Airport in Lafayette, IN, $3.7 million – the grant will be used to strengthen Runway 10/28 for the various types of aircraft using the airport.

Richmond Municipal Airport in Richmond, IN, $1.5 million – funds will be used to repair Runway 15/33.

George R. Carr Memorial Air Field in Bogalusa, LA, $1.4 million –funds will be used to extend the parallel Taxiway A so aircraft will not need to taxi on the runway.

Minden Airport in Minden, LA, $3.4 million – funds will be used to construct a parallel taxiway at the airport.

Laurel Municipal Airport in Laurel, MT, $.14 million – the grants will be used to relocate Runway 16/34 to meet FAA design standards.

Rutherford County-Marchman Airport in Rutherfordton, NC, $2.2 million – grant funds will be used to repair Runway 01/19. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of North Carolina administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Rutherford County-Marchman Airport, in the state.

Bismarck Municipal Airport in Bismarck, ND, $18.4 million – funds will be used to repair Runway 13/31, including installing runway lights and other navigational aids.

Williston Airport in Williston, ND, $19.3 million – grant funds will be used to construct the terminal building for this new airport.

Four Corners Regional Airport in Farmington, NM, $2.4 million – grant funds will be used to repair Taxiway G.
Santa Fe Municipal Airport in Santa Fe, NM, $4.4 million – grant funds will be used to repair Runway 02/20 and Taxiway D.

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport in Elmira, NY, $10.4 million – funds will be used to improve the overall operational efficiency of the airport’s terminal building to meet passenger needs.

Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca Falls, NY, $1.2 million – grant funds will be used to repair the airport apron. The area where aircraft park.

Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, OH, $5.9 million – the grant will fund the repair of Taxiway A.

Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, OK, $12 million – grant funds will be used to repair Taxiway J.

Huron Regional Airport in Huron, SD, $3.1 million – grant funds will be used to repair the Runway 12/30 shoulders and Taxiway A.

McGhee Tyson Airport in Alcoa, TN, $7.6 million – the funds will be used to repair Runway 05L/23R.

Vernal Regional Airport in Vernal, UT, $3.4 million – the grant will fund the repair of Runway 16/34.

William H. Morse State Airport in Bennington, VT, $3.9 million – funds will be used to construct Runway 13/31 and a parallel taxiway to the runway.

General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, WI, $1.9 million – the grant will fund an airport master plan study to identify the needs of the airport over the next 20 years.

Hartford Municipal Airport in Hartford, WI, $1.6 million – the grant will fund the repair of Runway 09/27 and the parallel taxiway. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Wisconsin administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Hartford Municipal Airport, in the state.

Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, WI, $1 million – the grant will fund the repair of the Runway 14/32 lighting system. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Wisconsin administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, in the state.

The grants will ensure the projects at these airports are either under construction or completed prior to the onset of the winter season.