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Grants-In-Aid for Airports

Funded Amount: $1,100,000,000

Agency: Federal Aviation Administration

Description: Grants-in-Aid for Airports (Recovery Act) funds the planning and development of a safe and efficient national airport system to satisfy the needs of U.S. Aviation interests. This includes (but is not limited to) airport improvement grants for development projects that enhance safety, capacity and security. These projects include construction or rehabilitation of new airports, runways, runway safety areas, taxiways, aprons, terminal buildings, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) buildings.

Benefits to Public: Increased safety and capacity of the Airport System by building and rehabilitating runways taxiways and aprons. -Increased safety with the construction of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) buildings and purchase of ARFF equipment. -Increased capacity of terminal facilities to accommodate growing passenger traffic. -Increased safety and security by building perimeter fences.

Beneficiaries: Citizens

Who Select the Projects: Region/MPO/District

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Facilities and Equipment

Funded Amount: $200,000,000

Agency: Federal Aviation Administration

Description: FAA's facilities and equipment program finances major capital investments related to modernizing and improving air traffic control and airway facilities, equipment, and systems. The program provides funds to establish, replace, relocate, or improve air navigation facilities and equipment and aviation safety systems. Recovery funds will be used to upgrade power systems in the amount of $50,000,000, air route traffic control centers in the amount of $50,000,000, airport traffic control towers in the amount of $80,000,000, and navigation and landing equipment in the amount of $20,000,000.

Benefits to Public: To provide needed power systems, facility construction, and refurbishments that will improve the function and condition of FAA facilities. In addition, new jobs and the preservation of existing jobs will occur from the construction work that will be undertaken to accomplish the planned facility projects.

Beneficiaries: General Public

Who Select the Projects: USDOT

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Updated: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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