(Omaha, NE) -- Two Nebraska airports will be getting federal grant money through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
On Monday, its was announced that Omaha's Eppley Airfield will receive $20.9 million, while the Lincoln Airport will receive $414,900. Both grants will support terminal modernization efforts. The Airport Terminal Program Grants from the Federal Aviation Administration were made possible by the 2021 federal infrastructure law.
“We are very thankful at the Omaha Airport Authority to be receiving $20.9 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration via the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These funds will support the next phase of Terminal Entrance Drive improvements at Eppley Airfield. Nebraska travelers and visitors will benefit from this good news with increased capacity, improved throughput, and an enhanced customer experience for decades to come,” said Dave Roth, Chief Executive Officer of the Omaha Airport Authority.
“The revitalization and modernization of the terminal building at the Lincoln Airport is a critical component of the Airport’s long range strategic plan. The recently awarded grant will further cement the ability of the terminal to serve the Airport for decades to come. We appreciate the efforts of Sen. Fischer in helping to provide critical infrastructure to the residents of Lincoln and Southeast Nebraska,” said David Haring, Executive Director of the Lincoln Airport.
To date, Nebraska has received $1.3 billion from the 2021 legislation, including:
- $904 million for roads, bridges, roadway safety, and major projects
- $75 million to provide clean and safe drinking water
- $64.4 million to replace and modernize airports
- $5 million to repair and upgrade ports and waterways