Oil Impact Grants Awarded to Williston and Dickinson Airports
Posted 11/21/18 (Wed)
November 20, 2018 - The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) has awarded grants to the Dickinson and Williston Airports due to impacts by oil and gas development. The funding comes from appropriations in Senate Bill 2013 during the 2017 Legislative Session. The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission reviewed the grant applications and recommended the grant awards for final approval by the Land Board. To view the breakdown of the grant awards, click HERE. They include:
Up to $3,597,935 for continued improvements to Dickinson Airport
Up to $16,500,000 for continued construction projects of the Williston Airport
"North Dakota's airport system has proven to be a vital resource to the efficient movement of people and products in support of our state's development. As aviation activity and passenger boarding's continue to thrive and grow in Western North Dakota, these grant funds will help support the state's continued committment to supporting the airport infastructure challenges faced by the Williston and Dickinson communities." stated Kyle Wanner, Executive Director of the ND Aeronautics Commission.