FAA awards infrastructure grants to 214 airports

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

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.

First allotment

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.

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.

Even without AIP funding, ecoPreserve has seen benefits achieved at several airport projects. The Aviation page has the details.

Alexa Stone
LEED AP, Sustainable Facility Professional, Envision Sustainability Professional - - Alexa has more than 25 years of experience in sustainable and Smart Cities development. Her strategic planning work has served local, state, and federal government, higher education, and private industry. Alexa founded ecoPreserve in 2009 as a team of 3 and has grown the company to over a dozen of the brightest sustainability and project management professionals in the industry.
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