Press Release

May 14, 2021
Maryland Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $22.9 Million to Upgrade Airports Statewide
Airports Get Added Financial Boost from COVID Relief Funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D. and David Trone (all Md.) today announced $22,857,386 in federal funding to expand and renovate airports across Maryland.

“Maryland’s airports are essential hubs for our economy, tourism and public safety,” the lawmakers said. “This new federal funding will upgrade airport facilities and runways, create and maintain jobs and ensure that day-to-day operations continue to run safely and effectively as business and personal air travel increases. We remain committed to securing strong federal investments in projects that enhance and support transportation infrastructure across our state.”

Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Airport Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2021, along with an added boost from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act and American Rescue Plan (ARP). It includes:






Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall




To relocate the navigational aid facility and provide economic relief on airport car rentals, parking and in-terminal concessions

Easton/Newnam Field Airport




To provide economic support towards cleaning, sanitization, janitorial and operation costs

Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional



To provide economic relief on airport car rentals, parking and in-terminal concessions



FY21 Funding

ARP Funding

Total Funding


Bay Bridge Airport




To rehabilitate runway lighting and 2,713 feet of runway.

Crisfield-Somerset County




To remove non-hazardous trees causing obstruction.

Frederick Municipal Airport




To extend 5,820 feet of runway and relocate 1,900 feet of parallel taxiway near Taxiway C.

Greater Cumberland Regional




To rehabilitate 5,048 feet of runway and construct an embankment to ensure runway safety.

Hagerstown Regional-Richard A. Henson Field




To reconstruct 3,000 feet of Taxiway F pavement and upgrade Taxiway F lighting.

Montgomery County Airpark




To upgrade 4,202 feet of runway.

Ocean City Municipal




To rehabilitate runway lighting and 4,074 feet of runway.

Tipton Airport




To upgrade and repair hangars for storage and maintenance.


The lawmakers previously announced more than $23.6 million in federal COVID-19 economic relief funding for airports across the state.