Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - In the first of five rounds of funding, Alaskan airports will be receiving millions in federal funding from the recently signed into law bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The Federal Aviation Administration will be awarding about $80 million to 235 airports in the state.
The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections, and roadway projects.
According to a release from the FAA, This is the first of five annual rounds of funding Alaska airports will receive.
A total of $11 million in funding will be going to airports in southeast Alaska.
"With this new funding, urban, regional and rural airports across the country now can get to work on projects that have waited for years," says U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, "modernizing their infrastructure and building a better America."
The following commercial airports in Alaska are estimated to receive funding during the first year of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law:
Aniak in Aniak: $1,008,983
Bethel in Bethel: $1,720,861
Deadhorse in Deadhorse: $1,053,521
Dillingham in Dillingham: $1,023,010
Edward G Pitka Sr. in Galena: $1,007,697
Fairbanks International in Fairbanks: $3,880,340
Gustavus in Gustavus: $1,007,217
Haines in Haines: $1,006,493
Homer in Homer: $1,030,066
Juneau International in Juneau: $3,465,548
Kenai Municipal in Kenai: $1,312,242
Ketchikan International in Ketchikan: $1,581,762
King Salmon in King Salmon: $1,028,689
Klawock in Klawock: $1,008,417
Kodiak in Kodiak: $1,206,354
Lake Hood in Anchorage: $1,011,775
Merle K (Mudhole) Smith in Cordova: $1,012,572
Merrill Field in Anchorage: $1,017,187
Nome in Nome: $1,042,205
Petersburg James A Johnson in Petersburg: $1,015,225
Ralph Wien Memorial in Kotzebue: $1,044,013
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez in Sitka: $1,263,629
St Mary's in St Mary's: $1,007,298
Ted Stevens Anchorage International in Anchorage: $16,999,042
Unalakleet in Unalakleet: $1,010,317
Unalaska in Unalaska: $1,017,658
Valdez Pioneer Field in Valdez: $1,006,096
Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial in Barrow: $1,030,015
Wrangell in Wrangell: $1,009,581
Yakutat in Yakutat: $1,008,305
An additional 205 reliever and general aviation airports across Alaska are also estimated to receive funding during the first year of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The money comes from the Airport Infrastructure Grant program, one of three new aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
The law provides $15 billion over five years for this program.
The FAA estimates the backlog of airport modernization and safety projects totals $43.6 billion.
An interactive map and listing of funding for all Alaska airports is available here.