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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 air 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).  

Fiscal Year 2024 Application Period Opens on November 1

The next $20 million, awarded in FY2024 will be made available to support the FAA Contract Tower program, which will upgrade and build control towers around the nation to include many small towns and municipal airports.

The interactive map below shows funding amounts for the first two years of BIL.

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Last updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2023