Hoeven Announces More Than $32.3 Million to North Dakota Airports

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded funding, from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), to North Dakota Airports. These amounts include both discretionary and entitlement AIP grant funds, as well as funds provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to increase the federal cost share to 100 percent.

  • Bismarck Municipal Airport – $12,407,848 for water management improvements, and wetlands mitigation, including a new drainage system. 
  • Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport – $10,798,333 to support construction on the runway expansion project.  
  • Fargo-Hector International Airport – $7,076,620 to support construction on the cargo apron expansion project, and for construction on an equipment building.
  • Mandan Municipal Airport – $585,274 to install fencing around the perimeter.
  • Hillsboro Municipal Airport – $472,222 to support construction on the taxilane and airport beacon.
  • Stanley Municipal Airport – $356,303 to install a new vertical visual guidance system and improve the airport’s fuel farm.
  • Mohall Municipal Airport – $337,269 to widen and extend the runway and widen the taxiway. 
  • Harry Stern Airport – $167,675 for an apron rehabilitation project.
  • Grafton Municipal Airport – $99,563 to improve the airport’s drainage ability on airfield surfaces.
  • River Park W C Skjerven Field Airport – $94,910 to remove obstructive lighting and trees to meet FAA standards. 

“Airports across the state will be able to make investments in critical improvements and upgrades using these federal funds,” said Hoeven. “It’s important that air service is available and reliable for passengers, as providing high-quality service also benefits families, businesses and the regional economy.”