FAA awards airports funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Posted: 23 December 2021 | | No comments yet

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that they will award $2.89 billion, made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to 3,075 airports across the U.S.

FAA awards airports funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $2.89 billion made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 3,075 airports around the nation. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety, and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport to transit connections and roadway projects.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build safer and more sustainable airports that connect individuals to jobs and communities to the world,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg. “With this new funding, urban, regional, and rural airports across the country now can get to work on projects that have waited for years, modernising their infrastructure and building a better America.”

Interactive Map Credit: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Airports can submit proposals to the FAA for review in the coming weeks. The FAA encourages applicants to prioritise projects that increase airport safety, equity, and sustainability. The agency also plans to conduct outreach to the minority business community about these opportunities at airports across the nation.    

Airports in 50 states and five territories are the beneficiaries of this first round of funding. Just some of the funding at airports include:

  • San Diego International, CA: $24.2 million
  • Denver International, CO: $59.1 million
  • Great Falls International, MT: $1.89 million
  • Asheville Regional, NC: $4.3 million
  • Yeager Airport, WV: $2.1 million
  • Unalaska Airport, AK: $1 million
  • Luis Munoz Marin International, San Juan $11.2 million.

The money will come from the Airport Infrastructure Grant programme, one of three new aviation programmes created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The law provides $15 billion over five years for this programme. The FAA estimates the backlog of airport modernisation and safety projects totals $43.6 billion.

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