Tue September 27, 2022 – Midwest Version #20
On Aug. 30, it was introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that $9.25 million in federal grants have been awarded to 4 Nebraska airports, in Alliance, Aurora, Burwell and Sidney, in response to the Nebraska Division of Transportation (NDOT).
Two airports have been awarded federal grants by way of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Regulation (BIL). Burwell/Cram Subject acquired $110,000 and Sidney Municipal/Lloyd W. Carr Subject acquired $159,000 for hangar building.
Two airports have been awarded Airport Enchancment Program (AIP) grants. Alliance Municipal Airport acquired $4,012,000 to rehabilitate their plane apron and Aurora Municipal/Al Potter Subject acquired $4,974,000 reconstruct a taxiway.
This was the ultimate spherical of FY 2022 AIP grants. “We’re completely satisfied to have the ability to associate with the FAA central area in Kansas Metropolis to get this important grant funding to our airports,” mentioned Ann Richart, AAE, director of the aeronautics division of NDOT. “We’re inspired that NDOT will take part with the FAA sooner or later to make sure that our communities will be capable of make most use of those federal grant funds.”
Nebraska’s airports acquired greater than $22 million out of a complete of $3 billion in AIP grants from the FAA this 12 months. AIP initiatives promote security, effectivity, environmental stewardship, infrastructure and safety on the nation’s airports.