U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces $42 million in infrastructure grants to Indiana Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announces $42 million in infrastructure grants to Indiana Airports
By: Contributor Last Updated: September 3, 2020

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 Indiana:

  • $155,000 to Anderson Municipal-Darlington Field to rehabilitate an apron and taxiway.
  • $166,666 to DeKalb County Airport to purchase land for approaches.
  • $1,437,450 to Virgil I Grissom Municipal Airport in Bedford to build a taxiway.
  • $220,000 to Monroe County Airport to install signage.
  • $2,793,500 to Columbus Municipal Airport to install perimeter fencing.
  • $316,606 to Hendricks County-Gordon Graham Field to rehabilitate a runway and runway lighting.
  • $2,188,911 to Evansville Regional to improve a safety area, update a terminal building, and rehabilitate a taxiway.
  • $59,200 to Frankfort Municipal Airport to update a hangar.
  • $153,110 to French Lick Municipal Airport to extend a taxiway and expand an apron.
  • $374,416 to Greensburg Municipal Airport to build a runway.
  • $166,666 to Griffith-Merrillville Airport to seal apron joints.
  • $1,803,463 to Huntington Municipal Airport to rehabilitate a runway.
  • $10,391,837 to Indianapolis International Airport to rebuild a runway and taxiway, and create infrastructure for the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program (VALE).
  • $1,000,000 to Kentland Municipal Airport to build an apron.
  • $316,666 to LaPorte Municipal to update the airport’s master plan.
  • $719,000 to Purdue University Airport to buy an airport rescue and firefighting vehicle.
  • $166,030 to Logansport/Cass County Airport to update the airport’s master plan.
  • $145,885 to Madison Municipal to purchase land, build an apron, and improve airport obstruction marking.
  • $166,666 to Indianapolis Regional Airport in McCordsville to update the airport’s master plan.
  • $736,775 to Michigan City Municipal-Phillips Field to purchase land.
  • $55,284 to White County Airport to extend a runway.
  • $192,575 to New Castle Henry County Marlatt Field to purchase land.
  • $166,666 to Paoli Municipal Airport to improve a fuel farm.
  • $341,623 to Portland Municipal Airport to extend a runway.
  • $535,307 to Jasper County Airport to purchase land.
  • $167,340 to Fulton County Airport to update signage, navigational aids, lighting and beacons.
  • $286,111 to Salem Municipal Airport to extend a runway.
  • $96,000 to Freeman Municipal Airport in Seymour to rehabilitate an apron.
  • $13,319,538 to South Bend International Airport to rebuild a taxiway.
  • $270,601 to Sullivan County Airport to seal runway surfaces.
  • $588,750 to Perry County Municipal Airport to rehabilitate runway lighting.
  • $50,000 to Terre Haute Regional Airport Hulman Field for an airport wildlife assessment program.
  • $165,000 to Porter County Regional Airport to install perimeter fencing.
  • $1,927,524 to Warsaw Municipal Airport to rehabilitate a runway

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