Great Falls International Airport to receive millions in federal funds

Great Falls International Airport will receive millions in federal grant funds thanks to efforts by both U.S. Sen. Daines and U.S. Sen. Tester, per statements released Friday.

Great Falls International Airport will receive a total of over $3.6 million in federal funds through two different grant programs offered through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), per releases from both Montana U.S. Senators last week. Potential discretionary grants from the FAA may put the total closer to $6 million, per Airport Director John Faulkner.

Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines made separate announcements last week that a combined $35 million will be disbursed to airports throughout the state. Per a release on Friday, Tester secured $1.85 million for the airport as part of the Airport Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Daines secured $1.81 million for the airport as part of a $15 million grant from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), per a release sent shortly after Tester’s on Friday.