The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today the award of $26.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to 14 greater Minnesota airports, including several located in west central Minnesota. This is the final round of FAA funding issued in 2019 to maintain and improve aviation infrastructure throughout the state.

“This essential funding will help secure safe, efficient air operations for airports serving greater Minnesota,” said Cassandra Isackson, MnDOT Office of Aeronautics director. “The grants will be used primarily to preserve pavements and complete plans to address the needs of greater Minnesota communities.”

AreaMinnesota projects and funding included in these FAA grant awards include:

Moorhead Municipal Airport (JKJ) – $1.66 million to rehabilitate runway and runway lighting.

Fergus Falls Municipal Field (FFM) – $493,125 for taxiway reconstruction.

Ortonville Municipal Airport (VVV) – $38,817 for taxiway and apron rehabilitation.