Friday May 13th, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen Announce Nearly $5 Million in Grants for Rural Airports in Nevada

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $4,998,504 in federal funding to 10 Nevada airports in rural areas. These grants were funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will help update airport infrastructure and improve safety.

“Our airports provide so many essential services to Nevada’s rural communities, and I’m glad these federal funds I secured will help them make needed updates to support safe operations,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ll continue working to strengthen our rural communities and support their growing economies.”

“Nevada’s airports are critical for bringing in visitors, driving travel and tourism, and supporting our economy,” said Senator Rosen. “As one of the authors of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, I’m proud that these funds will allow our rural airports to make needed improvements and expansions.”

Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen secured more than $155 million in the American Rescue Plan to help the recovery of Nevada’s airports after the Senators and the entire Nevada delegation pushed the administration to do more to support Nevada’s airports, airport concessions small businesses, and airline workers enduring direct losses due to the pandemic. They also secured funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support airport improvement across Nevada.

The funding will be distributed as follows: 


Grant Funding

Elko Regional Airport  



Battle Mountain Airport



Ely/Yelland Field Airport



Yerington Municipal Airport



Gabbs Airport 



Carson City Airport


Reno/Stead Airport


Fallon Municipal Airport


Boulder City Municipal Airport


Owyhee Airport





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