Hoeven Announces More Than $3.26 Million in Federal Funding for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced federal grants totaling more than $3.26 million for ten North Dakota airports.

“In order to support our communities’ ongoing growth, we need to have quality transportation infrastructure in place,” Hoeven said. “Today’s awards will support continued efforts to meet the demand for transportation and other aviation services, helping ensure future prosperity and safety.”

The funding, awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will support the following projects: 

  • Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority: $732,452 to update the airport master and layout plans to address growth and future development.
  • Bismarck International – City of Bismarck: $594,000 to rehabilitate 8,794 feet of runway pavement.
  • Bottineau Municipal Airport Authority: $538,431 for new snow removal equipment, payloader, blower and carrier vehicles to keep the airport serviceable and ensure safety during snowstorms.
  • Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority: $433,547 to rehabilitate the runway and runway and taxiway lighting systems and construct 2,500 feet of taxiway to aprons.
  • Cooperstown Municipal Airport Authority: $311,364 to rehabilitate the 10,900 square yards of the apron, 3,500 feet of runway and 1,080 feet of the taxiway to ensure the integrity of the pavement.
  • Wahpeton Airport Authority: $211,173 to fund the construction of a 225 foot taxiway, 8,712 square feet of drainage, and mill and overlay 372 feet of existing taxiway.
  • Minot International – City of Minot: $210,150 to improve airport drainage and ensure that storm water detention ponds are able to adequately handle storm water runoff.
  • Langdon Municipal Airport Authority: $128,687 to install airfield guidance signs and runway lighting.
  • Park River Municipal Airport Authority: $55,815 to help construct a 5,600 square foot hangar. 
  • Harvey Municipal Airport Authority: $46,640 to install airfield guidance signs, airport beacons and other safety enhancements.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoeven works to support programs that invest in infrastructure and other services to meet the needs of North Dakota’s growing population and commerce.