Tester Secures $650,000 Grant For Stevensville Airport Repairs
Grant will go towards much needed apron repairs
U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that the Stevensville Airport will receive a $650,000 grant to repair cracks in the airport’s apron and address other safety concerns.
“Stevensville Airport is a gateway to Ravalli County, and this funding will provide them with the resources they need to make critical repairs to their apron,” Tester said. “This will not only improve safety, but also make it easier for folks to come visit Stevensville.”
The grants were awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which provides grants to airports across the country in order to expand and improve America's air travel infrastructure. As the Gallatin Valley’s economy and population continue to grow, improvements like this will help Bozeman accommodate the rise in traffic.
Tester has played a consistent role in getting Montana airports the funding they need to improve and expand their facilities. Earlier this year, he introduced a bipartisan amendment to the U.S. Senate Appropriations package that would address staffing issues at Bozeman Yellowstone, and announced a $3 million grant to expand the main terminal and improve safety. He has also been instrumental in securing funding for improvements at airports in Billings, Flathead, and ten other airports across Montana.