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Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) Grant Program Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants for the Airport Infrastructure Renewal (AIR) Program are counties located outside of the metropolitan area (as defined in Minnesota Statute section 473.121, subdivision 2), airport authorities (created pursuant to Minnesota Statute Section 360.0426), or statutory or home rule cities located outside of the metropolitan area (as defined in Minnesota Statute section 473.121, subdivision 2).

Eligible Projects

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. An economic development project for which a county, airport authority, or city may be eligible to receive a grant includes:

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Technology
  3. Warehousing and distribution
  4. Research and development

Ineligible Projects

Projects such as retail development or office development, except as incidental to an eligible purpose are not eligible for a grant under this program.

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