Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, False River Regional to Receive Combined $4.8 Million


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves, the Ranking Member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation, announced Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY) and False River Regional will be receiving $3,621,961 and $1,223,000 respectively. The funds will be awarded from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and individual breakdowns can be found below:

“These grants will help MSY and False River Regional as they keep working to serve passengers and attract visitors to Louisiana. The grants are crucial for tourism, the travel experience, and getting our economy back on track. I am looking forward to seeing them put these funds to use and creating an even safer, efficient, and enjoyable travel experience,” Graves said.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International:

  • Entitlement Amount: $2,716,471

  • COVID Relief Amount: $905,490

  • Total Grant Amount: $3,621,961

False River Regional:

  • Entitlement Amount: $1,100,700

  • COVID Relief Amount: $122,300

  • Total Grant Amount: $1,223,000

Since being named the top Republican on the Aviation Subcommittee in January 2019, Graves has helped secure nearly $90 million in federal funding for MSY.

Previous funding secured for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International:

September 24, 2020

  • Discretionary: $4,932,824 (recovered funds from a previous FY, and therefore not eligible for the 100% share in the CARES Act. MSY will need to put in a local match in this instance)

  • Discretionary: $25,725,568 | CARES $8,575,189

  • Total: $39,233,581

April 24, 2020

  • AIP Supplemental

  • Project Description: Construct Taxiway

  • Total: $6,666,667

April 14, 2020

  • CARES Act Grant: $42,793,389

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