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Federal Grant Helps North Louisiana Airport Projects

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

 

“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

 

The Department is awarding federal grants to the following airports in the State of Louisiana:

  • $9,421,816 for Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field to reconstruct an apron.
  • $2,467,250 for Shreveport Regional Airport for security enhancements, a noise compatibility plan study, and to rehabilitate a taxiway.
  • $1,485,054 for Monroe Regional Airport to improve airport drainage and erosion control.
  • $400,000 for Jonesboro Airport for obstruction improvements.
  • $333,333 for the State of Louisiana Update to conduct a study.

“The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.
 

Since January 2017, the Trump Administration delivered $13.5 billion to America’s airports to improve infrastructure and safety. In 2020, the Administration delivered $10 billion in economic assistance to America’s airports during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

 

complete listing of grants (PDF) and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.