How Airports Will Spend $970 Million from the Airport Terminal Program

Feb. 15, 2024

The FAA is awarding $970 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Investing in America agenda to 114 airports across the country. The announcement was shared in a Feb. 15 news release. 

The funding comes from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

New or Expanded Facilities

Many Airport Terminal Program grants contain an element that will build new or expanded terminal facilities.

  • $35 million to Washington Dulles International Airport funds a portion of the construction of a 14-gate, 400,000 sq. ft. terminal building with connections to the Aerotrain and Metrorail.
  • $20 million to Salt Lake City International Airport funds a portion of the Concourse B terminal expansion.  
  • $10 million to Hector International Airport funds a portion of the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing terminal.

Passenger Experience

Many grants contain an element that will improve the passenger experience by improving security-screening areas, providing faster and more reliable baggage systems, and increasing accessibility for passengers with disabilities. 

  • $40 million to Chicago O'Hare International Airport funds improvements to Terminal 3.
  • $26.6 million to Denver International Airport funds a portion of the baggage handling system replacement, including the control system.
  • $8.6 million to Kahului Airport funds the construction of a two-story security screening checkpoint facility.
  • $7.5 million to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport funds a portion of the Terminal A security screening expansion project.
  • $2 million to Spokane International Airport funds up to two additional ticket counters and passenger boarding bridges, and portions of the HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing upgrades, shared use & hearing-impaired technology, smart glass, solar energy connection, baggage handling systems, and other ADA improvements.
  • $1.5 million to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport funds the installation of 110 audio and visual monitors and stations throughout the terminal.

Transportation and Roadways

Many grants will increase access to other modes of transportation or improve roadways. 

  • $31 million to Los Angeles International Airport funds two areas of the Auxiliary Curbs at ITF West and ITF East.
  • $8 million to Southwest Florida International Airport funds a portion of the reconfiguration and expansion of the terminal access and curbside roadways.
  • $7 million to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport funds construction of the foundation for the North/South Connector Road’s north phase.

Traffic Control Towers

Nine grants are awarded to airports to refurbish their airport owned airport traffic control towers. Among those are $10 million to Duluth International Airport, $5.4 million to Martin State Airport and $4.5 million to Valley International Airport.


Many grants contain an element that will increase terminal sustainability. 

  • $31 million to San Francisco International Airport replaces critical mechanical and electrical components of the HVAC system at the International Terminal.
  • $27 million to Charlotte Douglas International Airport replaces up to 16 passenger boarding bridges and associated ground power units and pre-conditioned air units. 
  • $3.4 million to Appleton International funds an expansion and modernization project.

Smaller Communities

Several grants contain an element that will go to improving airport access in smaller communities. 

  • $10 million to Punta Gorda Airport funds a portion of the terminal rehabilitation and expansion project.
  • $6.5 million to Presque Isle International Airport funds a new terminal.
  • $700,000 to Standing Rock Airport funds a new general aviation terminal building.

Annually, the law provides $1 billion for five years for Airport Terminal Program grants.

In total, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has provided $25 billion to modernize the country’s airport infrastructure. 

A complete list of airports receiving funding can be found online.