(WAOW) — The Federal Aviation Administration will award $50.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to the state of Wisconsin, according to a press release from the FAA.
“This significant investment in airport improvements in Wisconsin will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” Chao said.
“The concourse project is really exciting because its kind of that final piece to the terminal renovations this runway project is the exact opposite its the first piece to a much larger effort to make some improvements to the air field here at the central Wisconsin airport,” said Mark Cihlar, assistant airport director – planning and development for the Central Wisconsin Airport.
The following airports will receive grants:
· Appleton International, $4,728,600 – to expand a runway.
· Chippewa Valley Regional, $1,345,682 – to rehabilitate a runway and taxiway.
· LaCrosse Regional, $3,426,668 – to rehabilitate a service road, expand an apron, reconstruct a taxiway, and modify an access road.
· Dane County Regional-Truax Field, $3,956,372 – to rehabilitate a service road, and modify an access road.
· Wisconsin State Block Grant Program, $15,555,969 – to fund development projects in the state block grant program.
· Wisconsin State Block Grant Program, $3,600,000 – to fund development projects in the state block grant program.
· Wisconsin State Block Grant Program, $150,000 – to fund development projects in the state block grant program.
· Wisconsin State Block Grant Program, $7,521,894 – to expand an apron.
· General Mitchell International, $2,276,463 – to rehabilitate a taxiway.
· Central Wisconsin, $2,337,537 – to improve a terminal building.
· Central Wisconsin, $923,957 – to rebuild a runway.
· Rhinelander-Oneida County, $4,635,000, to rehabilitate a runway, apron, taxiway, terminal building, plus buy aircraft deicing equipment and other miscellaneous equipment. This grant will also fund modifications to the terminal building and an apron reconstruction.
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 for a complete listing of grants.