Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Annouce More Than $6 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding For Vital Airport Improvements Across Upstate New York

Jul 31, 2018

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,199,493 in federal funding for airports and transportation authorities throughout New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial for passenger safety and for attracting business to Upstate New York,” said Senator Schumer. “With this funding, airports across New York will make critical infrastructure upgrades such as rehabilitation of runways, investments in weather reporting, and improvements to airport access and security. This funding will improve the safety and operations for those that fly in and out of Upstate New York.”

“Investing in local airport infrastructure is critical to New York’s economic development,” said Senator Gillibrand. “With this federal funding, airports throughout New York will be able to invest in projects to expand and modernize their facilities, as well as enhance safety for travelers flying throughout the state. I will always fight for the resources to strengthen our transportation infrastructure.”

A breakdown of funding for FAA grant awards provided for New York State is included below:





Chenango County


Lt. Warren Eaton Airport

Reconstruct Apron

Clinton County


Plattsburgh International Airport

Acquire Snow Removal Equipment

Clinton County


Plattsburgh International Airport

Rehabilitate Runway

Franklin County


Adirondack Regional Airport

Rehabilitate Runway

Fulton County


Fulton County Airport

Install Miscellaneous Navigational Aid, Install Perimeter Fencing

Jefferson County


Watertown International Airport

Expand Airport Access Road

Ontario County


Canandaigua Airport

Conduct Environmental Study

Oneida County


Griffiss International Airport

Miscellaneous Airport Improvements, Reconstruct Runway & Runway Lighting

Orange County


Randall Airport

Rehabilitate Runway

St. Lawrence County


Ogdensburg International Airport

Extend Runway

St. Lawrence County


Ogdensburg  International Airport

Install Weather Reporting Equipment

Sullivan County


Sullivan County International Airport

Rehabilitate Runway

Sullivan County


Sullivan County International Airport

Expand Aircraft Parking Apron

Warren County


Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport

Conduct Environmental Study

Wyoming County


Perry-Warsaw Airport

Install Weather Observing System

This funding is awarded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and is administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Airport Improvement Program provides grants to public agencies for the planning and development of public-use airports that are included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Funds obligated for the AIP are drawn from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which is supported by user fees, fuel taxes, and other similar revenue sources.