The Federal Aviation Administration announced the allocation of $608 million to 441 airports across 46 US states as part of the first round of the 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The new funding will be given on top of the $20 billion in airport investments appropriated under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
As pointed out by the Airport Technology, some of the airport improvement grants will be used to finance the following:
As part of the initiative, the FAA will award a grant of $13.46m to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain, Minnesota, for rebuilding the taxiway and apron, as well as extending and upgrading the safety area.
The federal agency will award $8.57m to the Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey, to improve the Runway 5/23 safety area and airport safety operations.
The FAA will offer a grant of $7.54m for Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York, and $3.98m for Jackson Municipal Airport in Jackson, Minnesota.
A grant of $18.8m will be offered to Pago Pago International Airport in American Samoa to rehabilitate a runway.
More than half of these first grants will be awarded to general aviation airports, with 272 grants in amounts ranging from $38,680 to more than $4.6m.