Federal Aviation Administration

20 March 2024 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding another $110 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to over 70 airports across the U.S. for projects that increase safety and expand capacity. The $110 million includes 74 grants to airports in 32 states to modernize airport and runway infrastructure, improve airfield safety, and create jobs as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.      

Safety is FAA’s top priority, before, during, and after flights. Grants announced today will help build taxiways, enhance fire-fighting and upgrade snow-removal equipment and facilities at airports across the country. 

Among the grants being announced today are:

Taxiway Improvements 

  • $43 million for Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina to construct a new 6,400-foot end-around taxiway at the Runway 18C end to increase safety and reduce air traffic delays. 
  • $617,763 for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Glen Burnie, Maryland, to rehabilitate a portion of the existing Taxiway T lighting system to extend its useful life and enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. 

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting  

  • $8.6 million for Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to reconstruct the existing aircraft rescue and fire-fighting building to continue housing eligible vehicles, equipment, supplies, and personnel.  

[Read more: Biden-Harris Administration Announces $110 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Improve Safety and Efficiency at 71 Airports | Federal Aviation Administration (faa.gov)]