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Press Release - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $14.5 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Puerto Rico Airports

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary ofTransportation Elaine L. Chao announced todaythat the Trump Administration will awardmore than$1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through theFederal AviationAdministration(FAA) to 405 airports in 50 statesand six U.S. territories.

This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nations airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

The Department is awarding federal grants to the following airports in the Territory of Puerto Rico:

  • $1,029,706 for Jose Aponte De La Torre Airport in Ceiba to rehabilitate the taxiway.
  • $7,388,275 for Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport in Culebra to purchase an emergency generator, install navigational aids, reconstruct airfield guidance signs and lighting, and rehabilitate the runway and taxiway.
  • $6,078,645 for Luis Muoz Marn International Airport in San Juan to reconstruct the taxiway and purchase Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) equipment.

The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country, said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.

Since January 2017, the Trump Administration delivered $13.5 billion to Americas airports to improve infrastructure and safety. In 2020, the Administration delivered $10 billion in economic assistance to Americas airports during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

A complete listing of grants (PDF) and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.