November 6, 2023 — As winter weather approaches, 47 airports in 23 states will be better prepared to keep airport operations running safely and smoothly. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded nearly $57.6 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 for snowplows, de-icing equipment, and new or upgraded facilities to store this equipment.
We can’t let snowy conditions stop aircraft from safely landing and taking off. This funding will help keep airports operating this winter and get passengers and cargo to their homes, families, vacations and work safely.Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta Griffin, P.E
View a data visualization of the airports receiving grants for winter weather preparedness.
Approximately $17.7 million will be used to purchase snow removal equipment, including:
$27.6 million is to develop de-icing facilities, including:
$12.2 million will construct and renovate buildings that house and maintain snow removal equipment, including:
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $15 billion in airport infrastructure funding. For FY 2023, another $2.89 billion has been made available to U.S. airports around the nation. Airport Infrastructure Grant funds can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety, and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections, and roadway projects.
View a data visualization of the airports receiving grants for winter weather preparedness at FAA.