Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) on Friday announced $24.7 million in annual funding for airports in the 10th District, including $23.6 million in Loudoun.
The money comes from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bulk of which in the 10th District goes to Dulles Airport which is set to get $22,844,908. Leesburg Executive Airport will get $763,000.
“Our airports are key drivers of the local economy and support jobs for thousands of Virginians across the Commonwealth,” Wexton stated. “I’m proud that this new federal funding will make it possible for local airports to make operational upgrades, renovations, and safety improvements, and I look forward to seeing the ways that this historic investment benefits our region.”
These airports are expected to receive similar funding for the next five years, varying depending on annual enplanement totals. Airports can also compete with other airports across the country for grants from an additional $5 billion for terminal and landside improvements.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act included $15 billion in funding to help redevelop airports across the country, including improvements to runways and taxiways, terminal development, and noise prevention. The law also includes an additional $5 billion nationally for FAA towers and facilities funding, which the FAA will distribute among airports in need.
Elsewhere in the district, Manassas Regional Airport will get $763,000, and Winchester Regional Airport will get $295,000.