WSDOT Aviation grant recipients 2017

View WSDOT Aviation grant recipients from 2017-2019.

Airport Aid Grant Awards (2017-2019 Biennium)

2017 - WSDOT awards $1.2 million in state funds to 25 airports during first round of 2017-2019 grants

Funding breakdown

  • Federal - $76,758,144.69
  • State - $1,243,521.87
  • Local - $10,294,056.71
  • Total - $88,375,896.18

Over ninety-three percent ($82.6 million) of the $88.3 million in federal, state and local aid investment dollars is slated for projects that preserve and improve critical airport pavement. Five safety projects account for three percent (nearly $2.9 million) of the combined grant dollars, while six planning, property acquisition, maintenance, and one security project account for the remaining four percent ($2.8 million).

Projects awarded

  • 17 pavement - $957,532.73
  • 5 safety - $144,495.78
  • 6 planning - $98,132.48
  • 1 security - $43,360.88

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

Forty airports applied for more than $5 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, and aircraft excise tax.

WSDOT anticipates soliciting applications for the second round of 2017-2019 biennium grants in February and March 2018. Award notifications for that round of grants is targeted for the week of May 21, 2018.

2017 Airport Grants by city

Airport Sponsor Associated




Project Description State $ Federal $
Bremerton National Port of Bremerton Bremerton / Kitsap Pavement Maintenance - Runway 02/20, Taxiway A Connector, and Aircraft Run-up Areas 28,202.95 507,653.06
Anderson Field


City of Brewster Brewster / Okanogan Runway Lighting System / Airport Master Plan and Layout Plan Update 45,823.72 824,821.65


Cashmere-Dryden Chelan County Cashmere / Chelan Runway Pavement Maintenance / AGIS Study


16,897.00 364,354.28
Lake Chelan Municipal City of Chelan Chelan / Chelan Airport Master Plan and Layout Plan Update 19,254.43 346,579.74
Davenport Municipal City of Davenport Davenport / Lincoln Extend-Reconstruct Runway 5/23 (Phase 1) - Land Acquisition Parcel Numbers 8, 9, 10, 11 and Preliminary Obstruction Removal 11,517.85 207,321.30
Orcas Island


Port of Orcas Eastsound / San Juan Obstruction Removal / Airport Master Plan and Layout Plan Update


51,094.67 923,403.50


Grand Coulee Dam Port of Grant County District No. 7 Electric City / Grant Airfield Pavement Maintenance


16,042.18 288,759.19
Ephrata Municipal Port of Ephrata - Grant County Port District No. 9 Ephrata / Grant Airfield Pavement Maintenance


2,463.78 44,348.10
Snohomish County (Paine Field) Snohomish County


Everett / Snohomish Taxiway B and North Ramp Taxilane Reconstruction


75,000.00 11,941,264.76


Southwest Washington Regional City of Kelso Kelso / Cowlitz Airport Master Plan and Layout Plan Update / Wildlife Hazard Assessment & Management Plan


20,228.49 364,112.77
Lopez Island Port of Lopez Lopez / San Juan Airport Lighting System Rehabilitation (Phase 2 - Construction)


35,778.62 644,015.18


Odessa Municipal Town of Odessa Odessa / Lincoln Runway Rehabilitation and Runway Safety Area Improvements (Phase 1 €“ Design)


6,304.95 113,489.14
Okanogan Legion City of Okanogan Okanogan / Okanogan Runway Rehabilitation (Phase 1 €“ Design) 29,700.00  
Omak Municipal City of Omak Omak / Okanogan Runway Pavement and Lighting Rehabilitation


75,000.00 1,948,757.00
Jefferson County International Port of Port Townsend Port Townsend / Jefferson Runway 9/27 Rehabilitation (Phase 1 - Design and Environmental)


13,140.45 236,528.10
Pullman-Moscow Regional City of Pullman Pullman / Whitman Runway Realignment Program (Phase 4)


75,000.00 41,000,000.00
Ferry County (Merritt Field) Ferry County Republic / Ferry Runway Rehabilitation (Phase 2)




Rosalia Municipal Town of Rosalia Rosalia / Whitman Lighting, Access Road, Fencing, and Taxilane - Partial Design, Construction, and Construction Management



37,149.87 668,697.58
Sunnyside Municipal City of Sunnyside Sunnyside / Yakima Runway 7/25 Rehabilitation and Taxiway Reconstruction



75,000.00 3,833,751.00
South Lewis County (Ed Carlson Memorial) Lewis County Toledo / Lewis Parallel Taxiway Reconstruction (Construction Phase)


75,000.00 2,643,750.00
Tonasket Municipal City of Tonasket Tonasket / Okanogan Rehabilitate Runway 15/33 (Design)


Vashon Municipal King County Airport District 1 Vashon / King Runway Safety Area Improvements 27,246.28 490,433.07
Walla Walla Regional Port of Walla Walla Walla Walla / Walla Walla Taxiway A and Connectors Reconstruction


75,000.00 6,865,714.00
Methow Valley State WSDOT Aviation Winthrop / Okanogan Runway, Taxiway Connector, and Apron Pavement Rehabilitation (Phase 1)


100,000.00 1,800,000.00
Yakima Air Terminal (McAllister Field) City of Yakima Yakima / Yakima Security Gate Improvements


43,360.88 780,495.80
      Total Grant Funding 1,243,521.87 76,758,144.69


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