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MDT AERONAUTICS BOARD FUNDS PROJECTS FOR FY 2021



HELENA MONTANA (January 24, 2020) - The Montana Department of
Transportation (MDT)’s Aeronautics Board approved over $3.6 million
in funding requests from thirty-five public-use airports during their
Helena meeting on January 16, 2020.  The requests were for a variety
of improvement projects that focused on lighting enhancements,
runway, taxiway and apron reconstruction projects, land easements,
perimeter fencing, building construction, and snow removal equipment.
Funding for this program is provided by a $0.045 / gallon tax on fuel
sold to commercial and general aviation aircraft in Montana, which
was increased during the 2019 Legislative session with the passing of
HB661.	Most of the money awarded in grants and loans each year goes
to leverage 90/10 Federal (FAA) match dollars for large airport
construction projects. Over $4.8 million in local match money was
requested. 

Any public airport is eligible to apply for assistance
through the loan and grant program. Funds can be used for a wide
variety of airport and aviation related projects. Applications for
the funding are due for submission to MDT’s Aeronautics Division on
November 15 each year, and the money is typically awarded in January
of the following year.	Although the money is awarded in January, the
funds are not available until the beginning of the next fiscal year -
July 1. During their meeting, the Montana Aeronautics Board reviews
the applications and takes public comment before making their final
award determinations for the upcoming fiscal year. 

For more
information regarding the program, please contact Wade Cebulski, MDT
Aeronautics Division, at wcebulski@mt.gov or call (406) 444-9581.

The
projects funded for FY 2021 are as follows:



AIRPORT 		
			  GRANT AMOUNT				    
LOAN AMOUNT



Anaconda - Const. Apron & Beacon	      $149,500	
					  $7,500

Big Sandy - PVMT
Rehab				   $16,445			     
		   $0

Bridger - PVMT Rehab			       
       $15,000						     $0

Butte
- PVMT Rehab					  $81,775	     
				  $10,225

Chester – PVMT Rehab	   
			 $21,000				     
	 $0

Choteau – Snow Removal Equip		       $30,000	 
					   $0

Colstrip - PVMT Rehab  
				$23,180 			     
		$0

Columbus – Land Easement			 
$8,889						       $8,888

Cut
Bank – PVMT Rehab				$44,542 	     
				$0

Ennis - PVMT Rehab/Lighting	  
		$287,682					    
$0

Construct & Extend Twy/Install Fence

Update Master Plan/WX
Reporting/Beacons



Forsyth – PVMT Rehab				  
   $23,920						 $0

Fort
Benton - PVMT Rehab			       $23,000		     
			       $0

Glasgow - PVMT Rehab/Lighting/	   
	    $18,500						 
$12,500

Construct Twy



Great Falls – Const. Deicing Fac./	      
    $17,500						  $89,332
Rehab Access Rd



Hamilton – PVMT Rehab/Lighting/ 	       
$482,000					     $18,000

Const.
Twy&Rwy/Expand Apron



Havre – PVMT Rehab			       
      $38,000						    $2,000
Hot Springs - PVMT Rehab			    $173,200	     
				   $0

Kalispell City – Lighting &
Fencing 		$236,712				     
       $21,250

Laurel– PVMT Rehab				      
$37,350 					      $0

Lewistown -
PVMT Rehab				$77,777 		     
			$0

Libby - Snow Removal Equip		  
	$15,000 					      $0
Malta - PVMT Rehab/Lighting			   $53,400	     
				   $0

Miles City – Const. Rwy &
Twy/Beacon	   $263,930					     
  $35,000

PVMT Rehab & Building Improvement

Philipsburg –Master Plan 
			     $17,500				     
	     $0

Polson - PVMT Rehab				     
 $8,100 						$0

Poplar -
PVMT Rehab/WX Reporting 	    $53,300			     
		    $0

Red Lodge – PVMT Rehab			      
   $20,000						 $0

Ronan –
PVMT Rehab/Master Plan		     $12,452			     
		     $0

Sidney – Const. Twy/PVMT Rehab		     
$106,675					     $106,675

St
Ignatius– PVMT Rehab				  $77,399	     
				  $0

Stanford - PVMT Rehab/Const. Twy
	     $225,030						 
$17,030

Stevensville- PVMT Rehab/Const. 		$209,188     
				       $21,600

Twy, Rehab Access
Rd/Construct Bldg.

Three Forks – PVMT Rehab			 
$189,126					     $0

Turner – PVMT
Rehab/Const. Twy		$242,928			     
	       $0

TOTALS			   $ 3,300,000		   
			   $ 350,000