The Federal Aviation Administration recently provided $76 million worth of grants through its FY2021 Airport Improvement Program to fund three infrastructure projects at the Chicago O’Hare International, Dallas-Fort Worth International and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airports.
[Above photo via DFW Airport.]
Those three airports are receiving AIP funds under the terms of Letters of Intent previously issued by the FAA, the agency said. These are the first three of more than 1,500 grants being readied for hundreds of U.S. airport projects the FAA said it plans to issue in 2021.
“Modernizing our nation’s infrastructure is a top priority for President Biden’s economic agenda, and the Airport Improvement Program allows airports nationwide to upgrade and improve the safety of their facilities,” noted Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, in a statement.
“These improvements—at some of our nation’s busiest airports—will serve our communities and the traveling public as we start to build our country back better,” he said.
AIP grants aim to fund airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting and airport markings. Annually, the program disburses a total of roughly $3.2 billion worth of grants.