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Aeronautics Commission Awards $20 Million for Airport Infrastructure Grants

September 26, 2023 11:39 | Anonymous

By Kyle Wanner, NDAC Executive Director

Recently approved and finalized approximately $20 million in state infrastructure grant allocations to multiple public airports throughout North Dakota. These state grants are critical in maintaining the needed infrastructure to support the aviation industry, which is a major contributor to the state’s overall economy and standard of living. 

$10 million of the total grant allocation was provided through funding that was made available for the first time through the Airport Infrastructure Fund. This fund was established as a part of the “Operation Prairie Dog” bill that was passed during the 2019 legislative session, in order to assist with the maintenance and development of the 89 public-use airports throughout North Dakota. The other $10 million allocation was made possible from the Commission’s Special Fund, where the primary revenue source is derived from state tax collections on aviation fuel and aircraft sales. 

These state grant allocations also match and leverage federal grant dollars through the Airport Infrastructure Program (AIP), Bipartisan Infrastructure Act (BIL), and Airport Terminal Program (ATP.) It is estimated that throughout the 2023 construction cycle, North Dakota airport projects will receive approximately $65 million dollars through those different federal funding sources, which all require matching participation.

Provided on this page is a listing of each of the public airports that received a state grant allocation, along with a description of one of their funded projects. A full listing of all of the airport grants and dollar amounts can also be found in the news section on the North Dakota Aeronautics Commission website. 

Congratulations to each of the communities on their grant awards! 

Commercial Airport Grant Awards:

Bismarck - Construct Snow Removal Equipment Building

Devils Lake - Reconstruct General Aviation Apron

Dickinson - Crosswind Runway & Apron Pavement Maintenance

Fargo - Design for the Commercial Terminal Expansion

Grand Forks - Reconstruct Runway 9L/27R 

Jamestown - Runway 13/31 Rehabilitation

Minot - Purchase Snow Removal Equipment

Williston - De-Icing Containment Improvements

General Aviation Grant Awards:

Ashley - Construct General Aviation Terminal

Beach - General Aviation Terminal Heating System Improvements

Beulah - Pavement Maintenance

Bottineau - Airfield Pavement Seal Coat

Bowman - Purchase Aircraft Towing Vehicle

Cando - Airfield Lighting Rehabilitation

Casselton - Runway Pavement Repairs

Cavalier - Pavement Maintenance

Cooperstown - Purchase Mower

Crosby - Primary Runway and Lighting System Reconstruction

Drayton - Pavement Maintenance

Ellendale - Pavement Maintenance

Enderlin - Replace Public Hangar Roof

Fessenden - Concrete Floor for Public Hangar

Fort Yates - Pavement Maintenance

Garrison - Construct Security Fence

Glen Ullin - Purchase Snow Removal Equipment

Grafton - Design Taxilane and Apron Rehabilitation

Gwinner - Access Road Rehabilitation

Harvey - Pavement Maintenance

Hazen - Airport Layout Plan Update 

Hettinger - Rehabilitate and Extend Taxilane

Hillsboro - Apron Reconstruction 

Kenmare - Pavement Maintenance

Killdeer - Install AWOS III P/T

Kindred - Design Taxilane and Access Road

Kulm - Purchase Tractor for Mowing/Snow Removal

Lakota - Wetland & Cultural Field Study

LaMoure - Pavement Maintenance

Leeds - Runway & Taxiway Rehabilitation

Linton - Pavement Maintenance

Mandan - Construct Parking Lot & Access Road

Mayville - Pavement Maintenance 

Mohall - Construct Security Gates

Mott - Construct General Aviation Terminal

Napoleon - Construct General Aviation Terminal

New Town - Design Runway 12 Extension

Northwood - Construct Apron Expansion

Park River - Airfield Lighting Replacement

Parshall - Install Security Gate

Pembina - Airfield Pavement Seal Coat

Rolla - Pavement Maintenance

Rugby - Construct General Aviation Terminal

Stanley - Airport Layout Plan Update

Tioga - Install Taxiway Lights

Turtle Lake - Construct General Aviation Terminal

Valley City - Purchase Snow Removal Equipment

Wahpeton - Install Security Fencing

Washburn - Design Taxiway Extension

Watford City - Design Snow Removal Building

West Fargo - Beacon Replacement

Westhope - Runway & Taxiway Rehabilitation

Wishek - Pavement Maintenance

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