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Press Release – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10.2 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Babelthuap/Koror Airport on Palau

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 three grants totaling $10,227,777 to Babelthuap/Koror Airport for runway safety area improvements, pavement sealing, and conducting an aeronautical study for a satellite-based approach.

“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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