In­fra­struc­ture Grant For Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port

The Oakdale Leader - - FRONT PAGE -

U.S. Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion Sec­re­tary Elaine L. Chao an­nounced the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FAA) will award $770.8 mil­lion in air­port in­fra­struc­ture grants, the third al­lot­ment of the to­tal $3.18 bil­lion in Air­port Im­prove­ment Pro­gram (AIP) fund­ing.

The grants were for­mally an­nounced ear­lier this month and in­clude three awards to­tal­ing $775,000 for the Oak­dale Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port. The grants are as fol­lows: $350,000 for run­way re­pairs; $334,648 for in­stalling perime­ter fenc­ing; $90,000 for taxi­way re­pairs.

“These Air­port Im­prove­ment Grants are in­vest­ments in our coun­try’s crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture,”

said Sec­re­tary Chao. “This grant is a down pay­ment to en­sure Oak­dale Air­port re­mains an eco­nomic en­gine as de­mand grows.”

AIP grants fund in­fra­struc­ture projects that in­clude run­ways, taxi­ways, aprons, and ter­mi­nal projects. These projects are im­por­tant to the safety and ef­fi­ciency of the na­tion’s sys­tem of air­ports.

Air­ports re­ceive a cer­tain amount of AIP en­ti­tle­ment fund­ing each year based on ac­tiv­ity lev­els and project needs. If their cap­i­tal project needs ex­ceed their avail­able en­ti­tle­ment funds, the FAA can sup­ple­ment their en­ti­tle­ments with dis­cre­tionary fund­ing.

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