U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to five airports in Idaho.
“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
The Department is awarding federal grants to the following airports in Idaho:
- $1,424,413 to Joslin Field – Magic Valley Regional Airport in Twin Falls for buying snow-removal equipment and sealing runway, taxiway, apron and taxilane pavement.
- $1,156,894 to Lemhi County Airport for apron expansion and reconstruction.
- $558,694 to Coeur D’Alene Airport – Pappy Boyington Field to install perimeter fencing.
- $398,933 to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field to buy snow-removal equipment.
- $314,477 to Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport for conducting a study.
“The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.
Since 2017, the Trump Administration delivered $13.5 billion to America’s airports to improve infrastructure and safety, according to a news release from the FAA. In 2020, the Administration delivered $10 billion in economic assistance to America’s airports during the COVID-19 public health emergency.