NBC Montana: $2M grant awarded to Missoula Montana Airport

by NBC Montana Staff

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Department of Transportation will provide a little over $2,000,000 in funding for the Missoula Montana Airport.

Funding will go to the construction of a new terminal building, according to Sen. Jon Tester.

The following is a press release from Senator Jon Tester’s office:

Today, United States Senator Jon Tester announced $2,149,521 in Department of Transportation (DOT) funding for Missoula Montana Airport to construct a new terminal building.

“Missoula is booming, and it’s critical that western Montana has up to date infrastructure to support its growing economy,” said Tester. “This funding will allow Missoula Montana Airport to expand its operations and support the increasing demand for reliable, affordable flights in the region. Improved facilities will pave the way for more flights in and out of the area, allowing Missoula to stay connected, and will support good paying jobs in the county for years to come.”

The funding awarded by the DOT will be used to construct a new terminal building.

Tester recently secured $17,168,755 in funding from his bipartisan infrastructure package for the airport to make repairs and upgrades. The funding secured by Tester will be awarded over five years through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program, which can be used to construct or repair runways and taxiways as well as make terminal and gate improvements.

Tester worked across the aisle for months to negotiate this agreement with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and the White House, and he was the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to vote for it. Tester’s law is projected to create more than 800,000 American jobs and lower costs for businesses by making targeted investments that will strengthen our nation without raising taxes on working families.