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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $66 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Airport Improvements Across the Country

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $66.2 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to airports in 23 states and Puerto Rico. The 66 projects are funded exclusively by non-discretionary grant funds under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program. In total the infrastructure law invests $25 billion over five years in U.S. airports to modernize terminals, increase safety, expand capacity, replace equipment, and more.  

“With Americans once again traveling in record numbers, we must ensure that our airports are ready to meet the demand,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Thanks to President Biden, we are delivering historic funding to modernize airports across the country, creating jobs, growing local economies, and supporting passengers for years to come.”

View a data visualization of the airports receiving funding.

“We are replacing and upgrading key infrastructure and equipment as quickly as possible to improve facilities for air passengers. These investments keep us on track for seamless improvements that fliers will notice in the future,” said FAA Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E.

Many grants contain an element that involves improving drainage, replacing or purchasing equipment and building new terminals, towers, roads, taxi lanes, and runway signage. 

Among them are: 

Approximately $3.2 million will be used to rehabilitate airport terminals, including:

  • $133,770 at Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field in Washington    
  • $1,797,035 at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas
  • $1,278,900 at Great Falls International Airport in Montana 

Approximately $1 million will be used to purchase snow removal equipment, including:  

  • $924,790 at Lewiston/Nez Perce County in Idaho 
  • $145,497 at Myers Field in Canby, Minnesota

Approximately $1.8 million will be used to rehabilitate towers, including:

  • $1,610,100 at Rafael Hernandez in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • $190,294 at Joplin Regional in Missouri

 $890,535 will be used to improve airfield drainage:

  • $890,535 at Minot International Airport in North Dakota

$69,866 will be used to purchase aircraft fire and rescue equipment, including:  

  • $30,000 at Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport in Kansas 
  • $39,866 at McNary Field in Salem, Oregon    

A full list of all grants being awarded is available on the FAA website.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $15 billion over five years for the AIG program. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects. 

For a third year, FAA has made $2.89 billion available to U.S. airports. To date, nearly $9 billion in AIG funding has been made available to airports across the country. Learn more at   

The President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. It will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, upgrade and expand public transit, modernize the nation’s ports and airports, improve safety, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and invest in communities that are too often left behind. It will drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably to help everyone get ahead for decades to come.