(FOX 9) - Eighteen Minnesota airports will receive a total of over $22 million from the FAA this year, according to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the state’s largest airport, will also receive the largest grant totaling $9.7 million. The FAA says the grant money will go towards a new taxiway, a runway safety area, new lighting and runway markings.
Sky Harbor Airport in Duluth is set to receive the second largest grant at $2.3 million to build a new runway. At $2.1 million, Lake Elmo Airport will see the third largest grant to be used to rebuild a runway and taxiway.
Other airports receiving over $1 million are Bemidji Regional Airport, Cloquet Carlton County Airport, Duluth International Airport and Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport.
The FAA announced $447 million in airport infrastructure grants nationwide Tuesday, which is the third allotment of a total of $3.18 billion that will fund airports across the country.
“This significant investment in airport improvements in Minnesota will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” Chao said in a release.
Here are all 18 airports in Minnesota receiving grants this year, according to the FAA:
- $1,815,314 to Bemidji Regional Airport to purchase snow removal equipment, remove obstructions and build an apron.
- $1,100,000 to Cloquet Carlton County Airport to rehabilitate a runway.
- $1,063,175 to Duluth International Airport to buy snow removal equipment and update the Airport Master Plan Study.
- $2,385,000 to Sky Harbor Airport in Duluth to build a runway.
- $143,900 to Pride of the Prairie Airport in Elbow Lake to rehabilitate a runway and install a fence.
- $1,325,000 to Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport to rehabilitate an apron.
- $272,565 to Hallock Municipal Airport to build a taxiway.
- $2,150,000 to Lake Elmo Airport to rebuild a runway and taxiway.
- $331,155 to Little Falls/Morrison County Airport to build a taxiway.
- $9,715,000 to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to build a taxiway, improve a runway safety area, install lighting and runway markings.
- $90,000 to Mora Municipal Airport to rehabilitate a runway.
- $150,000 to Morris Municipal Airport to rehabilitate a taxiway.
- $283,500 to Pine River Regional Airport to conduct an Airport Master Plan Study.
- $243,000 to South St. Paul Municipal Airport to rehabilitate a runway.
- $562,923 to Staples Municipal Airport to build a building.
- $332,500 to Thief River Falls Regional Airport to update the Airport Master Plan.
- $117,630 to Tower Municipal Airport to build a snow removal equipment building and rehabilitate a runway.
- $163,350 to Walker Municipal Airport to rehabilitate an access road and parking lot.