WSDOT Aviation has awarded $900,000 in Local Airport Aid grant funds to 35 airports for 41 different projects. Despite a significant projected decline in aviation revenues, WSDOT Aviation was able to use approximately $288,682 to leverage $11.2 million in federal funds, bringing the combined state, local and federal grand total to more than $12.6 million.
- State: $900,721
- Federal: $11,266,360
- Local Match: $464,467
- Total: $12,630,548
WSDOT awarded airport grants in the following areas:
- Pavement – 87 percent
- Safety – 9 percent
- Maintenance, Planning, and Other – 3 percent
- Security – .5 percent
WSDOT’s grant program is funded through an 11-cent-per gallon fee on aviation fuel, along with aircraft registration fees.
WSDOT anticipates awarding a similar amount during its second round of 2009-2011 Local Airport Aid grants in April 2010. The department will solicit applications for that round during February and March 2010.