WASHINGTON, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Representatives Richard Neal, Jim McGovern, Michael Capuano, Stephen Lynch, Bill Keating, and Katherine Clark today announced $8.9 million in U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to support projects at Massachusetts airports.

"These significant FAA grants will help Massachusetts' airports better serve our state's families and promote more business activity in the area," said Senator Warren. "These investments are a great example of how the federal government can be a strong partner for our cities and towns, by supporting key infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth."

"Massachusetts' airports are hubs of economic activity, and these important FAA grants will help ensure they will continue to support local jobs and businesses," said Senator Markey. "Infrastructure investments like these are a great example of how federal, state and local partnerships benefit Massachusetts and our economy."

"I strongly believe that federal investment in our regional aviation infrastructure is critically important. Airports in Massachusetts employ thousands of people and pump millions of dollars into the local economy each year.  These grants from the Department of Transportation will help modernize our airports, make them safer, and keep them economically viable," said Congressman Neal.

"Our airports are critical components of economic development," Congressman McGovern said.  "I'm pleased that the federal government is continuing to support these important projects."

"I am very pleased that Norwood Municipal Airport as well as a number of airports across the Commonwealth have been chosen for FAA grant funding for airport infrastructure improvement projects," said Congressman Lynch. "These grants provide critical funding that ensures our local airports will continue to serve the residents and businesses of the Commonwealth, while at the same time, have a positive economic impact on the surrounding cities and communities."

"The four airports receiving funding in the Ninth Congressional District serve as a vital link to our tourism industry and commercial businesses, both of which are vital to the economy of the Southeastern coastal communities," said Congressman Keating.  "I applaud the FAA's commitment to ensuring our municipal airports get the support they need and deserve."

The following grants were awarded to Massachusetts airports by the FAA: