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Press Release – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $105 Million in Infrastructure Grants to California Airports

For Immediate Release

September 1, 2020
Contact: pressoffice@dot.gov


WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

“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 the State of California:

  • $27,306,081 to Long Beach Airport/Daugherty Field for taxiway construction and reconstruction.
  • $18,023,885 to San Diego International Airport for residential noise mitigation measures.
  • $17,500,000 to Los Angeles International Airport for residential noise mitigation measures.
  • $13,798,605 to Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport for terminal building expansion.
  • $3,338,755 to Napa County Airport for taxiway reconstruction.
  • $3,297,825 to Lake Tahoe Airport for apron reconstruction.
  • $3,221,631 to San Francisco International Airport for residential noise mitigation measures.
  • $3,115,281 to Chico Municipal Airport for taxiway reconstruction.
  • $2,887,507 to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank for taxiway and apron improvements.
  • $2,833,707 to Metropolitan Oakland International Airport for taxiway improvements.
  • $1,931,823 to Monterey Regional Airport for constructing a service road.
  • $1,853,506 to Castle Airport in Atwater for runway improvements.
  • $1,270,756 to John Wayne Airport – Orange County Airport for installing airfield guidance signs, runway lighting and navigational aids.
  • $1,111,110 to Fresno Yosemite International Airport for residential noise mitigation measures.
  • $650,689 to Palo Alto Airport for apron reconstruction.
  • $532,000 to Bishop Airport to conduct an airport-related environmental study.
  • $500,000 to Oxnard Airport for runway and taxiway reconstruction.
  • $333,333 to Mojave Air and Space Port for taxiway improvements.
  • $291,028 to Corning Municipal Airport to install perimeter fencing.
  • $240,101 to Riverside Municipal Airport for acquiring or rehabilitating an emergency generator and installing airfield guidance signs and navigational aids.
  • $213,191 to California City Municipal Airport for runway pavement sealing.
  • $207,809 to Inyokern Airport for runway improvements.
  • $166,666 to Wasco-Kern County Airport for apron and taxiway improvements.
  • $165,000 to Whiteman Airport in Los Angeles for zero-emissions vehicle/infrastructure.
  • $105,000 for Mesa Del Rey Airport in King City for taxiway improvements.
  • $97,500 to Rio Vista Municipal Airport for installing a runway vertical/visual guidance system.
  • $75,000 to Jack McNamara Field in Crescent City to conduct a miscellaneous study.
  • $42,165 to Little River Airport to update a miscellaneous study.

“The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.

Since January 2017, the Trump Administration delivered $13.5 billion to America’s airports to improve infrastructure and safety. In 2020, the Administration delivered $10 billion in economic assistance to America’s airports during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

A complete listing of grants (PDF) and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.

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