U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao this week said the Trump Administration will award nearly $800 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 46 states, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Marshall Islands.
The grants include $689 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $104.4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act .
“This nearly $800 million Federal investment in airport infrastructure will strengthen safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide many economic benefits for local communities,” said Chao.
The 383 grants in total include $9.4 million to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport for both airfield and terminal projects, $5.4 million to Tucson International Airport (TUS) to reconfigure the existing runway, $41.3 million to rehabilitate the apron at Miami International and $12.2 million to modify the terminal at Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA).
“These 383 grants will allow airport sponsors to either begin or complete construction projects that will maintain the safety and efficiency of our national airport system,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.