May 05, 2020

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud $2.7 Million for Airport Improvements

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced $2,785,892 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.

“Now more than ever, it’s important for small airports in Northern Nevada to get the infrastructure improvements that will let them serve rural communities best,” said the Senators. “These airports are a lifeline for food, medical supplies, and emergency assistance to remote parts of our state, and we’ll keep working to make sure that they get the funds they need to stay up-to-date.”


The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides grant funding to airports across the country in order to strengthen our nation’s aviation infrastructure. Airports are awarded funding based on their passenger volume and demonstrated project needs.

Senator Cortez Masto has championed legislation that strengthens innovation and promotes critical infrastructure in Nevada and throughout America, including the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Bill, legislation Senator Rosen voted for when she was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

As a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s Aviation and Space Subcommittee, Senator Rosen is a strong supporter of investing in Nevada’s aviation infrastructure. 

The funds will be disbursed as follows:

  • $946,875 to Carson City to install perimeter fencing
  • $491,146 to the County of Mineral to install perimeter fencing
  • $433,808 to the City of Fallon to improve the apron
  • $417,188 to the City of Elko to acquire snow removal equipment
  • $196,875 to the County of Pershing to install perimeter fencing
  • $150,000 to the Owyhee Duck Valley Reservation to acquire snow removal equipment
  • $150,000 to the City of Wells to improve the runway