GREAT FALLS — The Federal Aviation Administration announced in a news release on Monday that it will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants, the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding for airports across the United States.
Several million dollars in grants have been allocated to the following airports in Montana:
- Billings/Logan International Airport, $442,526 to expand the terminal building
- Conrad Airport, $40,500 to build a fuel farm
- Geraldine Airport, $134,797 to rebuild the runway
- Glendive/Dawson Community Airport, $609,300 to rebuild an apron, taxiway and runway
- Hamilton/Ravalli County Airport, $150,000 to extend the runway
- Hardin/Big Horn County Airport, $100,000 to install weather reporting equipment
- Lewistown Municipal Airport, $246,221 to rebuild a runway
- Missoula International Airport, $1,000,000 to expand and rebuild an access road
- Sher-wood Airport in Plentywood, $113,831 to install weather reporting equipment
- Stevensville Airport, $1,170,977 to build a taxiway, rebuild an apron and rebuild a taxiway
- Twin Bridges Airport, $102,000 to install weather reporting equipment
Airports can 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. Click here to read more on the FAA website.