The US DOT announced yesterday that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the FAA.
“This $273 million federal investment in our nation’s airports will strengthen safety, improve travel, generate jobs, and benefit local communities,” says US DOT Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The grants will go to 41 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and Puerto Rico.
A complete listing of grants and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website. The funding amount includes more than $242 million in AIP funds and $31 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants.
The grants will be used for critical infrastructure and safety projects, including constructing and repairing runways and taxiways. The funds will also be used for other purposes, including airport master plan studies, installing aircraft lighting and signage, other safety & security measures.
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