WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) announced $8,463,915 in federal funding to support improvements at Frederick Municipal airport and Carroll County Regional airport. The funds are provided through the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

“Ensuring our airports are in the best condition keeps passengers safe, flights on time, and our economy growing. And with these federal resources, we’re not only helping Frederick and Carroll County airports better serve travelers and regional businesses, we’re also creating good-paying, local jobs,” said the lawmakers. “We will continue working to secure funding for critical infrastructure upgrades across our state because these investments are key to supporting our local economies.”

The federal grants have been awarded as follows:

  1. $5,476,556 for Frederick Municipal Airport to extend the runway to meet the operational needs of the airport; and
  2. $2,987,359 for Carroll County Regional/Jack B Poage Field Airport to help reconstruct the runway by relocating a portion of a public use road and reimbursing for land acquisition.

AIP funds various types of airport infrastructure projects across the country, including repairs and upgrades to runways, taxiways, airport signage, lighting and markings – all while creating thousands of good-paying, local jobs. The members have consistently fought to provide funds for airports and terminal operators, including by securing an additional $20 billion to address the financial impacts of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021