$34.3 million in grants issued to Colorado airports

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 17:49:13-04

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced it will award $34.3 million grants to Colorado airports.

This was announced by the Federal Aviation Administration Wednesday. The funding is from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which will be granted to the Denver International Airport, Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, the Grand Junction Regional Airport and Yampa Valley Regional Airport. 

“These Airport Improvement Program grants will enhance airport safety, modernize our aviation infrastructure and strengthen the economic vitality of communities throughout the country,” said Secretary Chao.

According to a release, the grants will support infrastructure projects including, runways, taxiways, aprons, and terminal projects. The FAA says these projects help to maintain the safety of airports across the country.

A designated amount of AIP funding is available each year based on an airports needs and activity levels. For a complete listing of grants, click here