U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced last week 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 Chao.
The department is awarding nine grants in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including the Kentucky Dam State Park Airport. The airport will receive $166,666 to rehabilitate a runway.
Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah will be awarded $16,313,391 to build a new terminal building and rehabilitate and expand the aircraft parking.
“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 and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website at www.faa.gov.