AURORA, NE - Two central Nebraska airports are getting significant federal grants for construction projects.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced that Cram Field in Burwell received $110,000 for hangar construction through President Biden's recent infrastructure law. Al Potter Field in Aurora received nearly $5 million through the Airport Improvement Program to reconstruct a taxiway.

“We’re happy to be able to partner with the FAA Central Region in Kansas City to get this essential grant funding to our airports,” said Ann Richart, AAE, Director of the Aeronautics Division of NDOT. “We’re encouraged that NDOT will participate with the FAA in the future to ensure that our communities will be able to make maximum use of these federal grant funds.”

The two grants were part of $22 million distributed to different Nebraska airports.