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FAA Awards $162.4M in Airport Grants

Airport infrastructure grants will to to 72 airports in 31 states

August 18, 2017
Pago Pago International Airport will receive $3 million.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $162.4 million in airport infrastructure grants to 72 airports in 31 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

Above: Pago Pago International Airport will receive $3 million to be used to repair runway 05/23.

To date this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced more than 1,351 new grants to nearly 1,205 airports for a total of $2.1 billion.  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.

Airports receiving discretionary grants are:

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, CA, 3.2 million – funds will be used to purchase six zero emissions vehicles and to build the infrastructure for charging stations.

Miami Executive Airport in Miami FL, $3.1 million – the grant will be used to construct a new taxiway.

Miami International Airport in Miami, FL, $23.5 million – funds will be used to reconstruct Taxiway R.

McCall Municipal Airport in McCall, ID, $ 1.1 million – funds will be used to construct an airport apron the area where aircraft park.

Owensboro-Daviess-County Airport in Owensboro, KY, $.4.1 million – funds will be used to construct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building. 

Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, MD, $2.3 million – grant funds will be used to repair the airport taxiway.

Greater Cumberland Regional Airport in Wiley Ford, WV, $5.4 million – funds will be used to repair Runway 05/23. 

Freemont Municipal Airport in Freemont, MI, $1 million – grant funds will be used for the rehabilitation of Runway 18/36. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Michigan administers AIP funds for general aviation airports, including Freemont Municipal Airport, in the state.

Detroit Lakes-Wething Field in Detroit lakes, MN, $2 million – funds will be used to construct a runway safety area at the end of the runway.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, NC, $1.6 million – grant funds will be used to purchase four zero emissions vehicles and to build the infrastructure for charging stations. 

Pago Pago International Airport in the American Samoa, $3 million – funds will be used to repair runway 05/23.

Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, ND, $2 million – funds will be used to widen the taxiway. 

Hector International Airport in Fargo, ND, $4.4 million – the project will fund the repair of a taxiway.

Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, NJ, $1 million – the grant will fund the repair of Runway 05/23. 

Trenton Mercer Airport in Trenton, NJ, $3 million – grants funds will be used to repair the taxiway. 

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, OH, $7.3 million – funds will be used to purchase snow removal equipment. 

Cuyahoga County Airport in Cleveland, OH, $11.3 million – grant funds will be used to repair and extend Runway 06/24. 

Claremore Regional Airport in Claremore, OK, $1.9 million – the project will fund the repair of Runway 17/35.  

Grants Pass Airport in Grants Pass, OR, $1.1 million – funds will be used to construct a taxiway. 

Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, PA, $ 12.3 million – grant funds will be used to construct a deicing pad on the airport. 

Donaldson Field in Greenville, SC, $ 5.1 million – funds will be used to repair a taxiway. 

Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, TX, $1.5 million – grants funds will be used to extend Runway 16L/34R.

Waukesha Airport in Waukesha, WI, $1.8 million – grant funds will be used for the expansion of the apron. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Wisconsin administers AIP funds for general aviation airports, including Waukesha Airport, in the state.

The FAA will issue AIP grants to the airports over the next several weeks in time to take advantage of the summer construction season. The grants will ensure the projects at these airports are either under construction or completed prior to the onset of the winter season.

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