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FAA Contract Tower Competitive Grant Program

15 billion dollars for building better airports across america


Through FY 2026, the FAA will make available $20 million annually from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to modernize airport traffic control towers. These funds will allow airports to sustain, construct, repair, improve, rehabilitate, modernize, replace, or relocate non-approach control towers; acquire and install air traffic control, communications, and related equipment to be used in those towers; and construct a remote tower certified by the FAA (there are currently no remote towers certified by the FAA).  

For FY2024, another $20 million has been made available. Here's what it will do.

This next round of funding will support the FAA Contract Tower program, which will upgrade and build control towers around the nation to include many small towns and municipal airports.

This interactive map shows how these funds are being invested. 

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Last updated: Thursday, March 21, 2024