Clear for Takeoff: Senator Reverend Warnock Continues to Secure Federal Investments for Georgia’s Airports

Senator Reverend Warnock announced more than $11 million in federal investments for Georgia’s airports

Grant includes over $8 million for infrastructure upgrades at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport  

Additional aviation hubs receiving funding include Brunswick, Columbus, and Valdosta

This latest round of funding follows last month’s announcement of a $17 million grant for Georgia’s airports

Senator Reverend Warnock: “I will continue working to make Georgia a hub of transportation innovation”

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee which oversees transportation policy, announced more than $11 million in federal funds for infrastructure upgrades at airports across Georgia. The grants were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and made possible in part by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The funds will be administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Awardees for the latest set of grants include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, the Columbus Airport, and Valdosta Regional Airport. 

“Georgia is one of the most important aviation states in the nation, and as a member of the committee responsible for aviation policy, I will continue working to make Georgia a hub of transportation innovation,” said Senator Reverend Warnock. “This latest investment will continue to take Georgia’s aviation economy to new heights.”

A longtime champion for Georgia’s aviation priorities, Senator Warnock recently introduced the AIRWAYS Act to bolster aviation workforce development, as well as other legislative proposals he is working to include in this year’s FAA reauthorization. Last month, Senator Warnock visited Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to view progress on federally funded projects, including construction of a security checkpoint expansion. In April, Senator Warnock met with local aviation workers and leaders at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Georgia to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing folks on the frontlines of the aviation industry. This year, Senator Warnock has announced a series of federal investments in Georgia’s airports and aviation economy, including June’s announcement of $17 million for Georgia’s airports, May’s announcement of $12 million, and April’s announcement of $3.4 million for Georgia’s small, rural, and regional aviation infrastructure. In March, the Senator announced a similar investment of $1.5 million from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Last year, Senator Warnock secured $13.5 million to update nine airports across Georgia, including Augusta Regional Airport and Columbus Airport. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law included roughly $619 million for Georgia’s airports to improve efficiency, upgrade terminals, and more.