The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received $477 million in grants from the United States Department of Transportation. Those grants are allotted for airport infrastructure and is just one example of grants that are being awarded nationwide. A total of 276 grants are being given to 264 airports to 46 recipients (including 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the Pacific Islands). This funding comes from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding of $3.18 billion. The goal is to support the aviation industry and improve safety for American airlines.

The United States Department of Transportation awarded the Federal Aviation Administration $477 million in airport infrastructure grants Tuesday. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said the grant is part of the $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding for airports across the U.S. which also includes $1,019,655 in grants to Atlantic City International in New Jersey. In total, there will be 276 grants issued to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands and the District of Columbia. The money will be used on various infrastructure projects, including runway reconstruction and rehabilitation; construction of firefighting facilities; and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons and terminals. "This significant investment in airport improvements in New Jersey will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation," Secretary Chao said in a statement. Under Secretary Chao's leadership, the Department is delivering AIP investments for the American people, who depend on reliable infrastructure.
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