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Over $273 million in grants awarded to 184 U.S. airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine L. Chao, announces over $273 million in grants to 184 airports in 41 states and six territories.

Grants awarded to U.S. airports

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, has announced that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau and Puerto Rico.

“This $273 million federal investment in our nation’s airports will strengthen safety, improve travel, generate jobs and benefit local communities,” said Chao.

A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.

This includes over $242 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and $31 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants; equalling a 100 per cent federal share.

“The safety of our nation’s airports is of paramount importance to the FAA,” said FAA Administrator, Stephen M. Dickson. “These grants will allow necessary projects to continue.”

The grants will be used for various critical infrastructure and safety projects, including the purchasing of aircraft rescue and fire-fighting equipment, constructing runways and taxiways, repairing runways and taxiways, installing aircraft lighting and signage, conducting airport master plan studies and installing airport perimeter fencing.

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