WSDOT Aviation grant recipients 2015

View WSDOT Aviation grant recipients from 2015-2017.

Airport Aid Grant Awards (2015-2017 Biennium)

2015 - WSDOT awards $1.9 million in state funds to 45 airports during first round of 2015-2017 grants

OLYMPIA - Forty-five Washington airports will receive $1,957,692.49 in state funds during the first round of Airport Aid Program grants for the 2015-2017 biennium. These funds will cover 60 airport projects across the state in the areas of pavement, safety, planning, and property acquisition.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation also used $1,279,326.31 in state funds to leverage more than $35 million in federal grants for Washington airports.

Funding breakdown:

  • Federal - $35,315,349.35
  • State - $1,957,692.49
  • Local - $3,309,777.15
  • Total - $40,587,318.08

Over eighty-six percent ($35 million) of the $40.5 million in federal, state and local aid investment dollars is slated for projects that preserve and improve critical airport pavement. Seventeen planning, property acquisition, and maintenance projects account for another ten percent ($4.1 million) of the combined grant dollars, while thirteen safety projects account for the remaining three percent ($1.4 million).

Projects awarded:

  • 29 pavement - $1,305,443.64
  • 13 safety - $269,708.68
  • 17 planning - $346,202.17
  • 1 property acquisition - $36,338.00

Exact grant amounts are subject to change according to final project bid totals and construction quantities.

Fifty-nine airports applied for more than $2.8 million in grants for this round. WSDOT's grant program is funded through an 11-cent-per gallon fee on aviation fuel, along with aircraft registration fees.

WSDOT anticipates soliciting applications for the second round of 2015-2017 biennium grants in February 2016. Award notifications for that round of grants is targeted for the week of May 16, 2016.

2015 Airport Grants by airport

Airport Sponsor Associated




Project Description State $ Federal $
Anacortes Port of Anacortes Anacortes / Skagit Fencing Improvements and Obstruction Removal (Environmental, Design, and Bidding)


6,849.00 189,195.00
Arlington Municipal


City of Arlington Arlington / Snohomish Airport Pavement Maintenance - West Ramp & Taxilane and Taxiway 'A' Extension




Auburn Municipal City of Auburn Auburn / King North and South Runway Extension Environmental Assessment


12,161.25 218,902.50
Anderson Field City of Brewster Brewster / Okanogan Install Beacon, Wind Cone, and Segmented Circle 6,407.71 129,862.06
Chehalis-Centralia City of Chehalis Chehalis / Lewis Apron Rehabilitation and Runway 16/34 Taxiway Connectors Reconstruction (Design and Construction Observation) 10,700.00 192,600.00
Lake Chelan


City of Chelan Chelan / Chelan Land Acquisition


36,338.00 683,775.00


Sand Canyon City of Chewelah Chewelah / Stevens Taxilane Extension (Design)


Port of Whitman Business Air Center Port of Whitman County Colfax / Whitman Runway Reconstruction


104,173.00 1,875,110.00
Darrington Municipal Town of Darrington


Darrington / Snohomish Runway Slurry Seal and RPZ Obstruction Removal




Davenport Municipal City of Davenport Davenport / Lincoln Runway Relocation and Rehabilitation Phase 1 - Environmental Assessment


13,551.30 243,923.40
Bowers Field Kittitas County Public Works Ellensburg / Kittitas Master Plan Update and AGIS Survey


15,770.50 283,868.00


Ephrata Municipal Port of Ephrata Ephrata / Grant Airfield Pavement Maintenance


16,460.14 296,282.00
Friday Harbor Port of Friday Harbor Friday Harbor / San Juan Rehabilitate Hangar Taxilane, TW-E, Transient Apron and Improve Drainage (Design) / Land Acquisition and Obstruction Removal Environmental Assessment


20,400.00 367,200.00
Ione Municipal Town of Ione Ione / Pend Oreille Runway 33 Turnaround Construction


12,858.65 234,455.65
Southwest Washington Regional City of Kelso Kelso / Cowlitz Airport Talley Way Fencing and Security Gate, Beacon Tower Replacement, and Hangar Demolition (Design & Permitting)


16,376.53 294,777.50
Lopez Island Port of Lopez Island Lopez Island / San Juan Master Plan Update and AGIS Survey


13,315.45 239,678.17
Moses Lake Municipal City of Moses Lake Moses Lake / Grant Security Fence (Design) 5,894.75


Ocean Shores Municipal City of Ocean Shores Ocean Shores / Grays Harbor Rehabilitate Runway 15/33, Rehabilitate Apron, Replace Beacon Tower & Wind Cone, and Install Emergency Generator


43,586.89 784,564.02
Odessa Municipal Town of Odessa Odessa / Lincoln Runway Alternatives Analysis and AGIS Survey


9,300.00 167,400.00
Okanogan Legion City of Okanogan Okanogan / Okanogan Taxiway and Apron Rehabilitation - Crack Seal, Seal Coat, and Markings / Runway Rehabilitation Geotech Engineering


Olympia Regional Port of Olympia Olympia / Thurston Taxiway F Reconstruction


54,018.67 972,336.12
Dorothy Scott City of Oroville Oroville / Okanogan Runway Shift Preliminary Design and AGIS Survey 8,075.00 145,351.80
Packwood Lewis County Packwood / Lewis Runway 01/19 Improvements


108,846.16 1,959,230.90
William R. Fairchild International Port of Port Angeles Port Angeles / Clallam Master Plan Update with AGIS Survey and General Aviation/Corporate Ramp (Design)


40,145.90 718,123.20
Pullman-Moscow Regional City of Pullman Pullman / Whitman Phase 1 - Runway Realignment


250,000.00 16,000,000.00
Pierce County Airport - Thun Field Pierce County Public Works Puyallup / Pierce Runway 16/34 Wire Replacement and REIL Installation / Crack Seal / Sign and Marking Project


23,976.50 431,566.00
Ferry County - Merritt Field Ferry County Republic / Ferry Runway Rehabilitation (Design) 49,875.00  
Richland Port of Benton Richland / Benton Circle Area Hangar Taxilane Development and Airfield Pavements Rehabilitation (Design) 9,187.15 165,368.70
Pru Field City of Ritzville Ritzville / Adams Runway 1/19 Rehabilitation 49,228.84 878,623.45
Sanderson Field Port of Shelton Shelton / Mason Run-up Apron - Design, Environmental Review & Construction 11,374.00 204,737.00
Harvey Field Kandace A. Harvey Snohomish / Snohomish Master Plan Update, Wildlife Hazard Assessment, Obstruction Removal, and Rotating Beacon Installation 145,838.75 276,560.00
Felts Field Spokane Airports Spokane / Spokane Taxiway/Taxilane Rehabilitation 250,000.00 4,945,221.00
Sunnyside Municipal City of Sunnyside Sunnyside / Yakima Runway/Taxiway Rehabilitation (Design) 16,530.40 297,547.20
Tacoma Narrows Pierce County Public Works Tacoma / Pierce Wildlife Hazard Assessment and Management Plan 2,471.50 44,487.00
South Lewis County - Ed Carlson Memorial Field Lewis County Toledo / Lewis Taxiway Reconstruction, Runway 06 PAPI, and Apron Crack Sealing (Design) 15,719.70 282,954.60
Twisp Municipal Town of Twisp Twisp / Okanogan South Taxiway Realignment and Reconstruction (Design) 57,000.00  
Martin Field David Cheney College Place / Walla Walla Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan 47,500.00  
Walla Walla Regional Port of Walla Walla Walla Walla / Walla Walla Master Plan Update and AGIS Survey / Taxiway 'A' (Design) 47,217.00 1,068,544.00
Warden Port of Warden Warden / Grant Airfield Pavement Maintenance 33,250.00  
Wilbur Municipal Town of Wilbur Wilbur / Lincoln Airfield Pavement Maintenance - Crack Seal, Seal Coat, and Markings / Master Plan Update and AGIS Survey 22,256.07 418,609.31
Tieton State / Ranger Creek State / Skykomish State / Copalis State WSDOT Aviation Rimrock / Yakima

Greenwater / Pierce

Skykomish / King

Copalis Beach / Grays Harbor

Airport Layout Plans 142,485.17  
Methow Valley State WSDOT Aviation Winthrop / Okanogan Pavement Rehabilitation and Apron Expansion 16,667.00 300,000.00
      Total Grant Funding 1,957,692.49 35,315,349.35


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