Transportation Announces $8.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants to USVI Airports

A large stone sign boasts the Cyril E. King Airport name which can be viewed upon entering the road that leads to the airport. (Source photo Bethaney Lee)

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced on Sept. 1 that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said Secretary Chao.

The department is awarding federal grants to the following airports in the territory of U.S. Virgin Islands:

$4,711,111 for Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas to reconstruct the aircraft parking apron

$4,148,395 for Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix to purchase an emergency generator and reconstruct runway and taxiway lighting and lighting vault

“The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson.

A complete listing of grants (PDF) and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.