Hoeven Announces More than $775,000 in Funding for Jamestown Airport and Nearly $3.7 Million in Additional Funding for Bismarck and Williston Airports
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant of $779,400 to the Jamestown Regional Airport Authority, as well as a total of $3,678,033 in funding to the City of Williston and Bismarck Municipal Airport. Today’s funds come in addition to more than $37.4 million in funding for the Williston and Bismarck airports that Hoeven announced last week. The total award amounts for the three airports are as follows:
- Jamestown Airport – $779,400 – The funds will be used to mitigate the risk of wildlife collisions as identified by a wildlife hazard assessment.
- Williston Airport – $1,556,670 in funding today – Combined with last week’s $26 million grant, total airport funding is $27,556,670. The funds will support the airport’s expansion and relocation project.
- Bismarck Airport – $2,121,363 in funding today – Combined with last week’s $11.5 million grant, total airport funding is $13,582,856. The funds will be used to replace the airports longest runway, 13/31, which has reached the end of its useful life.
“North Dakota’s airports are a critical component of the economic health of our communities,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grant for the airport in Jamestown will help keep pilots and passengers safe by protecting aircraft from birds. The funds for the Williston airport will provide additional support for the monumental relocation project they are working on. The Bismarck airport’s main runway needs to be replaced, and today’s funds will help ensure that effort can be completed as quickly as possible.”
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