Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $360,000 to Fund Airport Improvements in Grafton, Devils Lake

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants totaling $364,814 to the Grafton Municipal Airport Authority and the Devils Lake Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows:

• Grafton Municipal Airport Authority – $247,535 – To update the airport’s master plan narrative report and layout plan to address the airport’s future development.
• Devils Lake Airport Authority – $117,279 – To rehabilitate the runway and the taxiway.

“The airports in Grafton and Devils Lake are vital to their communities and contribute to their economic growth and success,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grants will help prepare the Grafton airport for future development and expansion and shore up the Devils Lake Airport’s runway and taxiway so planes can continue to safely use the airport.”

As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoeven has worked to secure funding for airports, including community and regional airports. The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission says that North Dakota’s 8 commercial and 81 general aviation airports support more than 12,000 jobs and have an annual economic impact of $1.56 billion.