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Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) Program

airport-towerThe Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) grant program is created to provide grants to counties, airport authorities, or cities to keep or enhance jobs in the area, increase the tax base, or expand or create new economic development.

Eligible Applicants for the Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) Program are counties located outside of the metropolitan area, airport authorities, or cities located outside of the metropolitan area.

An eligible project is expected to use the grant funds for the capital costs of redevelopment of an existing facility or construction of a new facility; and for public and private infrastructure costs, including broadband infrastructure costs, necessary for an eligible airport infrastructure renewal economic development project.

Program/Application Informational Session

On November 14, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, at the Initiative Foundation, 405 First Street SE, Little Falls, MN, DEED and MnDOT Aeronautics staff will be presenting information on the program and will be available to discuss projects. If you cannot make the meeting, the presentation will be available after the meeting on this website. Persons considering applying are encourage to call DEED staff discuss their application.

For More Information

Contact Jeremy LaCroix, 651-259-7457.


Details on Eligible Applicants, Eligible Projects, Ineligible Projects.


Application process and timeline, plus informational session information.

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