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