By 1812Blockhouse, FAA
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the awarding of more than $766 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States.
The funding from the fifth round of FY 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 279 airports in 44 states plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. View an interactive map with all the awards.
“These grants will improve safety, sustainability and accessibility at airports across our country,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said.
Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the announced projects will not have to pay the usual local match given the nearly $100 million provided in the law.
A $3,493,818 grant to Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport will allow for the facility to reconstruct an apron, reconstruct a taxilane, and seal apron pavement surface/pavement joints.
Ohio projects awarded included monies to acquire snow removal equipment in Bowling Green, reconstruct an airport beacon in New Philadelphia, reconstruct the terminal building at the airport in Put-in-Bay, and conduct other similar projects in 12 other communities.