The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $479 million in airport infrastructure grants to 123 projects at airports across all 50 states, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. View an interactive map with all the awards.
“These grants will help strengthen our country’s airports and the communities they serve by making investments that create jobs and increase safety, sustainability and accessibility.” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said.
Today’s grants include:
- Watertown International Airport, Watertown, N.Y.: $2.2 million to install an upgraded Approach Lighting System. Watertown International Airport recently completed a runway extension.
- General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Boston, Mass.: $4 million to acquire electric charging stations for ground-servicing equipment.
- Denver International Airport, Denver, Colo.: $16.4 million towards the construction of a new 5,000 foot taxiway.
- Stennis International Airport, Bay St. Louis, Miss.: Approximately $3.1 million to expand an apron to meet growing demand for aircraft parking and to support third party investment in hangar development.
- Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, Fla.: Approximately $3.7 million to add five new gates and apron loading areas to the existing terminal.
- Ontario International Airport, Ontario, Calif.: $15.2 million to reconstruct 832,000 square feet of taxiways and their connectors.
- Chicago Rockford International Airport, Rockford, Ill.: Approximately $3 million to construct a taxiway.
- Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, N.Y.: $13.3 million for a runway reconstruction project.
- Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii: $2.2 million to remove and replace 15,000 feet of airfield perimeter fence.
- Today’s funding is in addition to the more than $3.1 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants awarded during fiscal year 2021 and includes American Rescue Plan Act funding to cover the usual local-match requirement.