FAA Awards Grants to Wyoming Airports
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 19, 2018
Yellowstone Regional Airport has been awarded almost $2.3 million dollars in federal grants through the Airport Improvement Program.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced this week that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award a total of $659.8 million in Airport Improvement Program grants to 390 airports in 47 States, of which $12.5 Million will be awarded to 10 airports in Wyoming.
Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody will be receiving $399,000 to update the airport’s master plan, in addition to a $1.9 million-dollar grant to expand the airport’s commercial apron to accommodate parking additional commercial aircraft.
Other airports in the region that will receive grant funding through the Airport Improvement Program include South Big Horn County airport in Greybull, which will get $255,000 to expand the airport snow removal equipment building, and the Hot Springs County Airport in Thermopolis will be receiving $100,000 to improve airport drainage.
The FAA typically awards between $30-35 million to Wyoming airports each year. The grant funding will be administered by the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division.