Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to award $616.9m in infrastructure grants to airports in 45 states and four US territories.

The assistance is part of the total $3.18bn in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the US.

US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao said: “The department has been investing heavily in our nation’s airport infrastructure, which will strengthen economic growth and create jobs in communities across the country.”

The latest round represents the fourth increment of funding, which will offer 242 grants to 226 airports and financially support 408 infrastructure projects.

The projects include taxiways, aprons, runways, terminals, aircraft rescue and fire-fighting vehicles, snow removal equipment, and two firefighting training facilities.

Aspen-Pitkin County/Sardy Field Airport in Aspen, Colorado, will receive $5.7m to support the design to relocate the existing Runway 15/33 for flight safety.

“The department has been investing heavily in our nation’s airport infrastructure, which will strengthen economic growth and create jobs in communities across the country.”

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, will be awarded $17m for the final phase of a new 4,200ft taxiway around the approach end of Runway 9L.

Guam International Airport in Tamuning, Guam, will receive $16m for the construction of the final phase of a 30,000ft² aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) building.

Sioux Gateway/Col Bud Day Field Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, is set to receive $13m to reconstruct a portion of Runway 17/35 that has reached the end of its useful life.

Other airports to receive the funding are Lafayette Regional/Paul Fournet Field Airport, Alpena County Regional Airport, Olive Branch Airport, Helena Regional Airport, Akron-Canton Regional Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport, Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport and Appleton International Airport.

The US DOT is providing AIP investments to boost the safety and efficiency of airports across the country.