Hoeven Announces More Than $6.8 Million in Grants for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded grants totaling $6,802,755 to North Dakota airports including more than $4.4 million for Minot International Airport to construct a new terminal and apron. The DOT funds were provided by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which supports the planning and development of public-use airports. Grant details are as follows:

• Minot International Airport – $4,425,378 – The grant will fund construction of a new terminal building and apron. The funds are in addition to the $10.5 million the airport has already received for runway and apron projects.

• Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport – $1,060,909 – The airport received two grants, one for $976,220 and another for $84,689. The grants will be used respectively to expand the airport’s apron as well as extend the runway safety area for Runway 32.

• Parshall Municipal Airport – $600,000 – The grants will be used to rehabilitate the runway. Hoeven previously announced $489,000 in funding for the airport.

• Stanley Municipal Airport – $223,650 – The grant will be issued as a multi-year grant, $150,000 this year and $73,650 next year, to conduct an Environmental Assessment to evaluate a proposal to acquire land for runway approaches.

• Northwood Municipal Airport-Vince Field – $208,995 – The grant will be issued as a multi-year grant, $194,390 this year and $14,605 next year, to update the airport’s master plan and address issues, objectives and goals for future development.

• Mandan Municipal Airport – $126,000 – The funds will develop a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan to help diminish wildlife hazards at the airport.

• Tioga Municipal Airport – $89,054 – The grant is for an Environmental Assessment to evaluate potential impacts of projects in the airport’s Airport Layout Plan and five-year Capital Improvement Plan.

• Garrison Municipal Airport – $68,769 – The grant will be used to rehabilitate the runway surface and lighting as well as expand the apron and rehabilitate the taxiway.

“North Dakota is growing faster than any other state which means we need infrastructure to meet the rapidly growing demand for transportation,” Hoeven said. “The projects at Minot’s airport are important for the community and the state because Minot serves as a vital transportation center for our booming energy economy. Whether in Minot, Dickinson or elsewhere, these grants will increase our transportation capacity across the board and make North Dakota’s airports better and safer as more and more people come to North Dakota to work and live.”

In August, Senator Hoeven announced $10.5 million was awarded to Minot International Airport to complete runway and apron projects. Hoeven visited the site in August to review the progress.

Last week, Hoeven announced a $2.8 million grant for Grand Forks International Airport, a $729,000 grant for Jamestown Regional Airport and $489,000 for the Parshall Airport.

Hoeven serves as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, where he works to support programs like AIP that invest in infrastructure and other services to meet the needs of North Dakota’s growing population and commerce.