The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $16 million in grants to six Indiana airports. The grants will be used for a variety of critical infrastructure and safety projects.
The funding is part of $335 million being awarded to 80 airports in 25 states.
“Airport infrastructure projects funded by this $335 million in federal funding will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
The projects include purchasing aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, constructing runways and taxiways, and repairing runways and taxiways, among others.
The Indiana airports receiving funding include:
- DeKalb Airport in Auburn – $1,729,731 for runway extension
- Gary/Chicago International – $4,261,258 to rehabilitate a taxiway
- Greensburg Municipal – $4,689,212 to construct a runway
- Indy South Greenwood – $353,333 to expand the apron
- Portland Municipal – $2,931,245 to extend the runway
- South Bend International – $2,486,702 to reconstruct a taxiway
The department says the total includes $300 million from the Airport Improvement Program and $35 million in CARES Act grants.