MEMPHIS, TENN. (February 5, 2024) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $16,135,955 to Memphis International Airport (MEM) as part of its Fiscal Year 2024 Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The latest round of grants was announced by the FAA on January 30 and included $243.7 million in grants to airports in 37 states. The funds can be used to modernize airport infrastructure, improve runway safety, and create jobs.
For MEM, the grant will help fund a portion of projects associated with the Terminal Modernization program, which involves reconstruction of the outer drive outside the terminal, modernizing and increasing the size of the ticketing and baggage areas, expanding the security checkpoint, implementing technological improvements to baggage and security, and seismic enhancements.
MSCAA’s two general aviation airports, General Dewitt Spain Airport and Charles W. Baker Airport will also receive $294,000 each for infrastructure improvements, including the upcoming construction of a new terminal at Charles W. Baker Airport.
“This funding is vital to MEM’s upcoming terminal modernization project,” said Terry Blue, MSCAA President and CEO. “It will also benefit our general aviation operations by helping to fund the construction of a new terminal at Charles W. Baker Airport and additional infrastructure projects at General Dewitt Spain Airport. We appreciate the continued airport infrastructure investments made by the FAA.”