More than $7M in Federal Grants Awarded to Support Nebraska’s Aviation System

More than $7M in Federal Grants Awarded to Support Nebraska’s Aviation System

LINCOLN, Neb. – Last week, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Trump Administration will award Nebraska more than $7 million in federal grants through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

These grants are the final awards made to Nebraska this year to support our aviation system.

The Airport Improvement Program is a United States federal grant program that provides funds to public use airports to help improve safety and efficiency and strengthen our nation’s aviation infrastructure. Prior to the September announcement Nebraska airports had received over $18 million in AIP funds.

“Nebraska’s transportation system, our airports and air capabilities greatly impact the economic health and quality of life of the state,” said NDOT Director Kyle Schneweis. “I want to thank the Trump Administration and the Nebraska Federal Delegation for recognizing the impact and supporting aviation. Not only will this funding provide airports with needed safety improvements it will also fund NDOT’s Aviation System Plan to help us evaluate the aviation needs of the state and help grow Nebraska.”