August 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Federal Funding For Long Island Airports

Long Island MacArthur, Brookhaven, And Francis S. Gabreski Airports Will Receive Critical Funds

Today, U.S Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,432,999 in federal funding for three Long Island airports: Long Island MacArthur, Brookhaven, And Francis S. Gabreski. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which was bolstered by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and will be used to revitalize terminals and enhance airfield safety. 

This federal investment from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which I championed in the Senate, will help Long Island’s airports and local economies take off,” said Senator Schumer. “These airports connect businesses and residents and allow economic opportunities to thrive. I am proud I secured this vital funding for Long Island airports and I’ll continue fighting for the resources they need to fully recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and reach new heights.”

Long Island’s airports serve hundreds of thousands of travelers each year,” said Senator Gillibrand. “They need to be safe, modern, and efficient in order to facilitate tourism and spur local economic growth, and that requires continued upgrades. That’s why I fought to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is providing billions in funds for projects like these. It’s time to rebuild our state’s crumbling infrastructure and this is a critical step in the right direction. I’m proud to be delivering these funds and I’ll keep fighting for resources to revitalize our airports, roads, and bridges.” 

A full list of funding recipients is below: 

Recipient

Amount

Purpose

Long Island MacArthur

$ 4,002,572

Rehabilitate terminal building

Brookhaven

$ 1,239,219

Reconstruct airfield guidance signs

Francis S. Gabreski

$ 191,208

Conduct airport related environmental

assessment/plan/study