Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced today that the FAA will award $1.187 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants, according to an FAA press release.

The total includes $731 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants and an additional $455 million in Supplemental Discretionary grants.

The money will be available for 100 percent of the eligible costs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the FAA says

“This Federal investment of over $1 billion represents the Department’s continued commitment to the safety and efficiency of our nation’s airports for the traveling public,” Secretary Chao says.

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

The grants will fund a wide variety of projects, including repair and construction of runways and taxiways and installation of aircraft lighting and signage. Other possible uses include conducting airport master plan studies, installing airport perimeter fencing, and purchasing aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment. 

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