FAA grants over $15M to Mississippi airports

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are ecstatic to see that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is granting over $15 million to Mississippi airports.

“These grants will help many airports on our state to improve safety and plan for the future,” Wicker said. “With additional support from the recently-enacted CARES Act, our airports will be able to move forward on projects that will help them weather the coronavirus outbreak.”

The $15.57 million award includes $4.97 million for the Louisville-Winston County Airport and $3.86 million for the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, as well as $671,881 from the recently-enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to cover the local match requirements so that airports can access the federal funds without spending local dollars.

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“Local airports are important to the wellbeing of Mississippi communities, particularly in rural areas,” Hyde-Smith said. “These FAA grants, including major awards for Winston County and the Golden Triangle Region, will fund projects to make these airports operate more efficiently. For a majority of these grantees, I’m thankful that CARES Act funding will eliminate nonfederal cost-share requirements.”

The FAA grants for Mississippi will support the following airport improvement projects:

  • Louisville-Winston County Airport – $4,979,177 to reconstruct runway and improve airport drainage and erosion control, and for other purposes
  • Golden Triangle Regional Airport – $3,868,977 to rehabilitate runway and for other purposes
  • Hawkins Field Airport – $894,444 to rehabilitate taxiway and to reconstruct perimeter fencing and taxiway lighting, and $153,833 to conduct a study
  • Kosciusko-Attala County Airport – $666,667 to improve the fuel farm and install perimeter fencing
  • Cleveland Municipal Airport – $571,347 to seal the runway pavement surface
  • Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport – $531,111 to improve the terminal building and $282,888 to conduct a study
  • Waynesboro Municipal Airport – $461,313 to improve airport buildings and reconfigure existing taxiway
  • Ripley Airport – $406,840 to install navigational aids and reconstruct runway lighting
  • Hardy-Anders Field Natchez-Adams County Airport – $327,100 to rehabilitate runway and taxiway
  • C. A. Moore Airport – $303,488 to install navigational aids and to reconstruct the airport beacon and taxiway lighting
  • Fletcher Field Airport – $297,777 to reconstruct the airport beacon and seal the taxiway pavement surface
  • Calhoun County Airport – $278,000 to construct a terminal building
  • John Bell Williams Airport – $222,222 to remove obstructions to the runway
  • Thigpen Field Airport – $166,666 to rehabilitate runway
  • Belzoni Municipal Airport – $166,666 to reconstruct runway lighting
  • Greenwood-Leflore Airport – $166,666 to seal apron pavement surface
  • Indianola Municipal Airport – $166,666 to support construction on the hangar
  • Yazoo County Airport – $166,666 to construct apron
  • McComb/Pike County/John E. Lewis Field Airport – $164,500 to acquire land for approaches and conduct a study
  • Hesler-Noble Field Airport – $151,520 to conduct an airport-related environmental assessment
  • Copiah County Airport – $102,500 to acquire land for approaches
  • Ruleville-Drew Airport – $70,000 to update airport master plan