07.09.19

Daines Secures Over $47 Million in Funding for Montana Airports

U.S. SENATE– U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $47,798,711 will be directed towards strengthening Montana’s air travel infrastructure.

“It’s critical Montana has the best air travel infrastructure in the country,” Daines said. “These grants will lead to more jobs and development in Montana’s rural communities.”  

The funding is part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) under the Department of Transportation. As a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, Daines was instrumental in securing funding for the Airport Improvement Program.

To read which airports the $47,798,711 will be distributed towards, please click HERE.

Background: 

Daines has been active in pushing for Montana’s priorities for air travel and infrastructure. In 2019 alone, Daines has secured over $66 million dollars for Montana’s airports and air travel infrastructure in 2019.

On July 2nd, 2019 Daines announced over $9 million in funding for Glacier Park and Missoula International Airports

On June 24th, 2019 Daines announced over $8 Million in funding for Montana airports

On June 5th, 2019 Daines announced over $1.5 million for Fort Benton and West Yellowstone Airports.

On October 10th, 2018, Daines announced major wins for Montana in the FAA

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