WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding over $735,000 in airport infrastructure grants to the Rhode Island Airport Corporation for work at T.F. Green Airport. 

T. F. Green Airport will use the federal funding to help make improvements, enhance safety, and protect nearby wetlands.

“T.F. Green Airport is vital to our state’s economy and upgrading the airport is a smart investment that will help attract new business and jobs to Rhode Island,” said Senator Reed.  “These latest grants will help improve runway safety and efficiency of operations.”

“Senator Reed continues to be instrumental in bringing federal funds to build infrastructure at T. F. Green Airport,” said RIAC President and CEO Iftikhar Ahmad.  “Our yearly numbers are up significantly and we hope to see more success with his help.”

The latest round of federal FAA grants include:

  • $477,302 for Runway 16-34 Easement Acquisition & Administration
  • $169,490 for Runway 16-34 Off-Airport Obstruction Removal
  • $89,662 for Wetlands Mitigation Tracking & Reporting

The federal grants are part of a total of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding that Senator Reed helped provide this year through the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations law.