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Idaho Airports Receive Nearly $53M in Federal, State Grants for Improvements

Tue December 18, 2018 - West Edition #26
Idaho Transportation Department


Federal and state grants will help seven primary (commercial) airports across the state with needed improvements to their passenger and aviation facilities.
(ITD photo)
Federal and state grants will help seven primary (commercial) airports across the state with needed improvements to their passenger and aviation facilities. (ITD photo)

Federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants of about $39.5 million will help seven primary (commercial) airports across the state with needed improvements to their passenger and aviation facilities. In addition, AIP grants of almost $10 million will help 18 medium and small General Aviation airports across Idaho maintain and improve their aviation facilities.

A local match of $3.2 million also is included in the total.

"Idaho has a somewhat larger FAA program this year than previous years, with a few notable improvements," said Bill Statham, Idaho Division of Aeronautics Airport planning and development manager.

The Idaho Airport Aid Program (IAAP) will benefit 7 primary, 18 General Aviation, and five community airports throughout Idaho with $1 million. Here is a list of Gem State airports that received those grants:

  • four primary airports (with commercial passengers) received 1 FAA grant each, totaling $10.16 million: Boise, Idaho Falls, Lewiston and Twin Falls;
  • two primary airports (with commercial passengers) received 2 FAA grants each, totaling $2.35 million: Hailey and Pocatello;
  • one primary airport (with commercial passengers) received 3 FAA grants totaling $27 million, of which one was a supplemental FAA grant: Moscow-Pullman;
  • 16 General Aviation airports received 16 FAA grants totaling $9 million: Bear Lake County, Blackfoot-McCarley Field, Caldwell Industrial, Cascade, Challis, Coeur D'Alene-Pappy Boyington Field, Council Municipal, Gooding Municipal, Jerome County, Mountain Home Municipal, Nampa Municipal, Orofino Municipal, Priest River Municipal, Rexburg-Madison County, Salmon-Lemhi County and Weiser Municipal;
  • two General Aviation airports received 4 FAA grants totaling $2.55 million of which one was a supplemental FAA grant: Driggs and McCall;
  • 25 primary and General Aviation airports received Idaho Airport Aid Program (IAAP) grants, totaling $646,426: all listed primary and General Aviation airports; and
  • five community airports received 5 IAAP grants totaling $223,471: Midvale, Rigby, Payette, Downey, and Mackay.

For a complete list of airports receiving grants, the amount of the AIP and IAAP grants, and the improvements that received funding, visit itd.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/ 2018/11/WPSRevised_IAAP-AIP_Table.pdf.

Several Idaho airports are in the running for additional federal grants through a second round of FAA Supplemental Funding.