Senator Jon Tester Secures Nearly $30 Million for Montana’s Airports


Funding comes from the Senator’s bipartisan infrastructure law


(U.S. Senate) — As a part of his continued efforts to upgrade critical infrastructure and support Montana’s rural economies, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $29,315,277 for Montana’s airports for repairs and improvements for runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects.


This funding comes from Tester’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Grants. Tester negotiated the IIJA with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and President Biden, and was the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to support the legislation.


“Montanans rely on safe and reliable service from rural and regional airports to grow their businesses and stay connected to family and friends – and investing in these airports is critically important to keep pace with growing demand and modern technology,” said Tester. “I was proud to work across the aisle to secure these vital investments, and I’ll keep fighting to deliver projects like these to the communities that keep our state thriving.”


This funding has been awarded as follows:

  • $113,000 for Bowman Field, Anaconda
  • $144,000 for Baker Municipal Airport
  • $144,000 for Big Sandy Airport
  • $113,000 for Big Timber Airport
  • $113,000 for Broadus Airport
  • $113,000 for Liberty County Airport, Chester
  • $113,000 for Edgar G Obie Airport, Chinook
  • $113,000 for Choteau Airport
  • $113,000 for Circle Town County Airport
  • $113,000 for Colstrip Airport
  • $113,000 for Woltermann Memorial Airport, Columbus
  • $113,000 for Conrad Airport
  • $113,000 for Big Sky Field, Big Sky
  • $113,000 for Cut Bank International Airport
  • $144,000 for Deer Lodge‐City‐County Airport
  • $144,000 for Dillon Airport
  • $113,000 for Ekalaka Airport
  • $144,000 for Ennis Big Sky Airport
  • $144,000 for Eureka Airport
  • $144,000 for Tillitt Field Airport, Forsyth
  • $144,000 for Fort Benton Airport
  • $113,000 for Gardiner Airport
  • $113,000 for Geraldine Airport
  • $144,000 for Wokal Field/Glasgow‐Valley County
  • $113,000 for Dawson Community, Glendive
  • $144,000 for Ravalli County Airport, Hamilton
  • $113,000 for Big Horn County Airport, Hardin
  • $113,000 for Harlem Airport
  • $113,000 for Wheatland County Airport, Harlowton
  • $144,000 for Havre City‐County Airport
  • $113,000 for Jordan Airport
  • $144,000 for Kalispell City Airport
  • $144,000 for Laurel Municipal Airport
  • $144,000 for Lewistown Municipal
  • $113,000 for Libby Airport
  • $113,000 for Lincoln Airport
  • $113,000 for Mission Field, Livingston
  • $113,000 for Malta Airport
  • $144,000 for Frank Wiley Field, Miles City
  • $113,000 for Riddick Field, Phillipsburg
  • $113,000 for Plains Airport
  • $113,000 for Sher-Wood Airport, Plentywood
  • $144,000 for Polson Airport
  • $113,000 for Poplar Municipal Airport
  • $144,000 for Red Lodge Airport
  • $144,000 for Ronan Airport
  • $144,000 for Roundup Airport
  • $113,000 for Scobey Airport
  • $144,000 for Shelby Airport
  • $144,000 for Stanford/Biggerstaff Field
  • $144,000 for Stevensville Airport
  • $113,000 for Mineral County Airport, Superior
  • $113,000 for Terry Airport
  • $113,000 for Thompson Falls Airport
  • $144,000 for Three Forks Airport
  • $144,000 for Townsend Airport
  • $113,000 for Turner Airport
  • $113,000 for Ruby Valley Field, Twin Bridges
  • $113,000 for White Sulphur Springs Airport
  • $113,000 for Winifred Airport
  • $144,000 for L.M. Clayton Airport, Wolf Point
  • $3,698,238 for Billings Logan International Airport
  • $4,940,871 for Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
  • $1,012,406 for Bert Mooney Airport in Butte
  • $1,881,476 for Great Falls International Airport
  • $1,452,336 for Helena Regional Airport
  • $3,254,113 for Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell
  • $3,429,372 for Missoula Airport
  • $1,004,456 for Sidney-Richland Regional Airport
  • $1,005,009 for Yellowstone Airport


Tester has led the charge to upgrade Montana’s airport infrastructure. This past year he secured approximately $144 million for Montana’s airports through the IIJA, which will be awarded over five years. This funding can be used to construct or repair runways and taxiways as well as make terminal and gate improvements. Tester has also led the effort to lower costs and expand access to reliable air service in rural communities. In May, Tester introduced his bipartisan Small Community Air Service Enhancement Act to increase flight options for travelers in rural America.

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