WASHINGTON – The FAA has released annual District Airport Grant program funding allocations for FY24. The funding comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, supported by Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) and Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE). Three airports in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District received allocations including Eppley Airfield ($7,206,771), Millard Airport ($294,000), and Wahoo Municipal Airport ($144,000).
“As Omaha and the surrounding area grows, the investments from the bipartisan Infrastructure Act have helped us modernize and improve service at our airports,” said Bacon. “This investment will support the growth, economy, and future vision of Omaha by generating an increase in revenue and new business opportunities for our city and state. Ensuring Nebraska has the resources to provide high quality of life and opportunity is my top priority, and we can see that tangibly in our airport improvements.”
“The Omaha Airport Authority is pleased to be the recipient of $7.2 million in funding for FY24 from the Federal Aviation Administration via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” said Dave Roth, Chief Executive Officer of the Omaha Airport Authority. “This grant funding will create numerous benefits for travelers from Omaha and throughout Nebraska. The funds will support continued improvements at Eppley Airfield with our demand-based Master Plan providing benefits that include increased capacity, improved throughput, and an enhanced customer experience for decades to come.”