$8.5 Million Awarded for Airport Infrastructure Grants
Posted 6/16/22 (Thu)
On June 16th, the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission met and finalized approximately $8.5 million in state infrastructure grant allocations to multiple public airports throughout North Dakota. The awards are noted on the attached listings which show 165 individual projects have received grant awards from 68 different public-use airports throughout the state.
$5 million of the grant allocations are provided through funding that was made available through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The state legislature allocated the funds to the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission during the 2021 special legislative session to assist with the costs of maintaining and updating the state’s airport infrastructure. The remainder of the grant allocations are made possible from the Aeronautics Commission’s Special Fund where the primary revenue source is derived from state tax collections on aviation fuel and aircraft sales. These state grants are critical in maintaining the needed infrastructure to support the aviation industry, which is major contributor to the state’s overall economy and standard of living.
“The state of North Dakota fully understands the benefits of smart and efficient infrastructure as well as the economic impact and heightened standard of living that our airports provide to their communities.” stated Kyle Wanner, the Executive Director of the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission. “These state airport grant allocations will help to leverage federal funding for high priority airport projects within North Dakota while at the same time ensuring that our statewide aviation system is being maintained.”