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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, DEED and MnDOT Aeronautics staff presented information on the program and discussed projects with potential applicants. If you were unable to make the meeting and are interested in the program, please review the presentation below and call DEED with questions you may have. Persons considering applying are encouraged 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.


Find the latest awards for AIR.

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