FAA Disburses $1.2B in Airport Safety/Infrastructure Grantseditor@aashto.org September 4, 2020 0 COMMENTS
The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding roughly $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 405 airports in 50 states and the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Palau, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
[Above photo by the FAA.]
This pool of grant funding includes more than $1 billion from the Airport Improvement Program and $152 million from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act grants passed by Congress on March 25 that will equal a 100 percent federal share.
“The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country,” noted FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson in a statement.
Those projects include: purchasing aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment; constructing runways and taxiways; repairing runways and taxiways; installing aircraft lighting and signage; conducting airport master plan studies; and installing airport perimeter fencing.
This disbursement of safety/infrastructure grants follows one made on July 28 by the agency of more than $273 million to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and Puerto Rico.