FAA awards $477M in airport infrastructure grants

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on July 9 issued $477 million in airport infrastructure grants, the third of five allotments from the agency’s $3.18 billion Airport Improvement Program (AIP). FAA officials will distribute the latest round of grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands, and Washington, D.C.
Some of the selected projects include rebuilding runways, constructing firefighting facilities, and maintaining taxiways, aprons, and terminals while increasing safety, emergency response efforts, and capacity.
Among the grant awards are:
  • Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport, Washington state – $27.5 million to construct a runway, acquire an emergency generator, and acquire snow removal equipment;
  • McGhee Tyson Airport, Tennessee – $14.82 million to reconstruct a runway;
  • San Francisco International Airport, California – $14.63 million to reconstruct a runway;
  • Portsmouth International Airport, New Hampshire – $13.38 million to reconstruct a runway;
  • Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Illinois – $11.3 million to rehabilitate a runway and a taxiway;
  • Westchester County, New York – $11.15 million to install navigation aids and guidance systems, reconstruct taxiway lighting, and rehabilitate a runway; and,
  • Memphis International Airport, Tennessee – $10.01 million to construct a deicing pad with associated facilities.

The county of Gallatin, Kentucky, secured a $9 million grant to help fund the construction of a new airport in Sparta, Kentucky. For a complete list of grants, click here.