$6 Million Announced to Fund Improvements at Pullman/Moscow Airport

Senator Cantwell helped secure full federal funding for this critical Eastern Washington infrastructure project.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that a $6 million the grant has been awarded by the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). These grants are funded in part by $100 million that Cantwell helped secure in the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. Thanks to this grant provision, the projects will not have to pay the usual local match. 

“With Washingtonians taking to the skies again, investing in our airport infrastructure has never been more important,” said Cantwell. “This $5.9 million for Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport to construct a new terminal apron is critical for the airport to meet the existing and future needs of its users as the airport accounts for an increase in takeoffs and landings.”

Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport will receive $5,986,068 for the second phase of construction of a new 48,000 square yard terminal apron. This phase will consist of 14,880 square yards of construction. 

Senator Cantwell has long supported airports throughout the State of Washington. Through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), Senator Cantwell has helped airports throughout Washington state get funding. In June, Cantwell announced over $217 million in grants from the Airport Rescue Grants program awarded to Washington airports to help keep people safe and employed by reimbursing operational expenses, debt service payments, and costs related to combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.

In August of 2021, Cantwell announced $22 million in AIP funding going to airports in Wenatchee, Bremerton, Richland, Snohomish, and Yakima. In May 2021, Cantwell announced $23 million in AIP funding going to Sea-Tac, Bellingham, Walla Walla, and Pullman-Moscow airports. In February 2020, she helped secure funding for Pullman to start a new nonstop route to Denver. In just the last couple of years, she has successfully secured $23 million in federal funding to support airport upgrades and the construction of a new runway at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. In 2017, she secured $5.2 million to make other critical improvements at the airport. Cantwell also recently helped secure funding to help establish nonstop air service between San Francisco and Pangborn Memorial Airport in Wenatchee.