Airport Improvement Program

General Information
Program/Project Name: Airport Improvement Program

Funding Category: Improving Transportation and Infrastructure

Program Description
Federal Grant Name: Airport Improvement Program

Programs Supported Through Funding: Restoration of line and grade and resurfacing of 6,200ft of R/W 9R-27L at Philadelphia International Airport.

As of February 16, 2011, this grant is completed. To read a fact sheet about the Airport Improvement Grant, which provides a summary of the grant and its accomplishments, please click here.

Why Apply for this Grant?
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is an economic engine for the entire region. The 600 daily departures and 33,000 jobs at PHL require its infrastructure to be in a state of good repair.

Program Objectives:
Use of Funds:
These funds will be leveraged with $11.3 million of other federal and Airport funds to rehabilitate the Airport’s longest runway 9R/27L. It is important to note that the lack of adequate funding has hindered the progress of this project, which could have been further deferred without the Recovery Act Funding.

Grant Achievements for the Quarter: All work is compeleted on budget and ahead of schedule. We have rehabilitated and repaved Philadelphia International Airport’s longest runway, resurfacing 6,200 feet of runway, creating construction jobs and extending the life of the runway so that itwill continue to support employment by airlines and the Airport into the future. Without Recovery Act dollars the project would have been further delayed due to lack of funds.

Actual # of FTE jobs created for the quarter*:

Q5: 16.27

Q6: 4.74

Q7: NA–Grant is complete

*In the City of Philadelphia’s quarterly federal report, also know as Section 1512 reports, jobs are calculated based on hours worked, instead of the number of people at work. It also looks only at jobs funded directly by the Recovery Act, and does not include jobs created indirectly. Direct jobs are counted quarterly and are not cumulative.

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