FAA Announces First-Year Airport Funding Amounts from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Thursday, December 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $2.89 billion made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 3,075 airports around the nation. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build safer and more sustainable airports that connect individuals to jobs and communities to the world,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “With this new funding, urban, regional and rural airports across the country now can get to work on projects that have waited for years, modernizing their infrastructure and building a better America.”

BIL Grants Map

For an interactive map and listing of funding for individual airports, visit www.faa.gov/bil/airport-infrastructure.

Airports can submit proposals to the FAA for review in the coming weeks. The FAA encourages applicants to prioritize projects that increase airport safety, equity and sustainability. The agency also plans to conduct outreach to the minority business community about these opportunities at airports across the nation.    

Airports in 50 states and five territories are the beneficiaries of this first round of funding. Just some of the funding at airports include: 

San Diego International, CA $24.2M
Denver International, CO $59.1M
Great Falls International, MT $1.89M
Asheville Regional, NC $4.3M
Yeager Airport, WV $2.1M
Unalaska Airport, AK $1M
Luis Munoz Marin International, San Juan $11.2M

The money will come from the Airport Infrastructure Grant program, one of three new aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The law provides $15 billion over five years for this program. The FAA estimates the backlog of airport modernization and safety projects totals $43.6 billion. 

For additional program information and a detailed list of airport recipients, please visit www.faa.gov/bil/airport-infrastructure.