Tester Secures $1,380,278 for Helena Regional Airport
Grant funding provided by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program
As part of his ongoing effort to ensure Montana airports are able to keep up with development projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Helena Regional Airport is receiving $1,380,278 in grant funding to improve airport drainage and erosion control, reconstruct and rehabilitate aprons, and restore the south taxilane to extend its utility.
“In a big state like Montana, we rely on our airports to keep us connected and stimulate our local economies,” said Tester. “During this uncertain time, our airports need the ability to continue development projects so they are prepared for the other end of this crisis. This grant will help the Glasgow Airport plan for the future and ensure that it’s able to continue serving its community for years to come.”
The funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which provides grants to airports across the country in order to expand and improve America’s air travel infrastructure.
Tester has worked tirelessly to ensure that Montana airports are able to serve their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, he urged the Trump Administration to provide robust assistance to the AIP and ensure local airports aren’t left behind in any new coronavirus aid packages. Earlier this month, he secured nearly $74 million for more than 70 airports across Montana to cover operational expenses and development projects during the crisis.