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FAA Awards $479.1M For Sustainable Airport Projects
October 5, 2021
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  • Federal transportation officials have awarded $479.1 million in grants for more than 100  sustainable infrastructure and safety projects at U.S. airports, the FAA announced Tuesday.

    Grants were awarded for 123 airport projects in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and American Samoa for projects that bolster airport accessibility, sustainability and workforce.

    Some of the projects funded at 95 airports include:

    “These grants will help strengthen our country’s airports and the communities they serve by making investments that create jobs and increase safety, sustainability and accessibility,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.

    The $479.1 million in safety and sustainability grants comes two weeks after the FAA announced $431.8 million in Airport Improvement Program grants awarded to airports in 31 states, in addition to Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands. The FAA has awarded more than $3.1 billion in AIP grants during Fiscal 2021.

    By the Numbers

    Some of the top projects awarded to general aviation airports through the latest round of grants include:

    The FAA included awards for airport projects in two territories. Pago Pago International (NSTU) in American Samoa was awarded $7.4 million to rehabilitate a runway. Luis Munoz Marin International (TJSJ) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, received $13.2 million to reconstruct an apron.

    More numbers:

    An interactive map showing the rewards and projects can be found here.