FAA awards infrastructure grants to 214 airports
In a press release dated June 8th, 2018 the Federal Aviation Administration reported that the first allotment of Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants had been announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The 241 grants ranged from $50K to over $24 million. They were approved for airports in 43 states.
The first allotment, $677m in grants, comprises about 21% of the $3.18 billion AIP funding.
Approved project types
Many types of capital improvement or rehabilitation projects may be eligible for the AIP. Those include airport safety, capacity, and security enhancements. Projects that address environmental concerns may also be eligible.
The first AIP allotment funded projects of these types:
- Runway/taxiway/apron improvements
- Block grants for non-primary development
projects in state ($105.9m)
- Other/multiple project types ($79.2m)
- Building improvements ($21.1m)
- Lighting improvements ($17.4m)
- De-icing/snow removal ($16.1m)
- Studies and assessments ($9.0m)
The 10 largest grants
These grants, totaling $155.4m (or about 23%) of the original allotment, provided runway/taxiway/apron improvements.
|SITE||TOTAL AIP AMOUNT|
|Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl (FLL)||$20,402,511|
|Grand Rapids/Gerald R Ford Intl (GRR)||$18,701,888|
|Salt Lake City International (SLC)||$16,311,678|
|Spokane International (GEG)||$15,965,243|
|Napa, CA (APC)||$15,717,419|
|Knoxville, TN (TYS)||$14,991,871|
|Long Island MacArthur (ISP)||$14,281,033|
|Northwest Arkansas Regional (XNA)||$13,609,522|
|King Salmon, AK (AKN)||$12,809,336|
|Charlotte/Douglas International (CLT)||$12,602,171|
A .PDF with sponsor and project summary information for all 241 AIP grants can be downloaded here.