Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Makes Funds Available to Airports

Officials can now draft proposals to claim $2.89 billion that's now available for improvement projects.

The bipartisan infrastructure law is giving some 3,075 airports around the U.S. an early Christmas.

The law makes available some $2.89 billion available to airports for projects such as runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build safer and more sustainable airports that connect individuals to jobs and communities to the world. With this new funding, urban, regional, and rural airports across the country now can get to work on projects that have waited for years, modernizing their infrastructure and building a better America.”

The FAA estimates the backlog of airport modernization and safety projects totals $43.6 billion.

The money for the improvements comes from the Airport Infrastructure Grant program, one of three new aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The law provides $15 billion over five years. 

In the coming weeks, airport officials are invited to draft proposals for improvements at their locations. The proposals should be submitted to the FAA for review. The agency also plans to conduct outreach to the minority business community about potential opportunities for improvements.

The funding, available for fiscal year 2022, is available to airports in 50 states and five territories.

More information about the grant application process as well as a list of airports that are receiving grants and their amount can be found here.


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