$200m Empire State airport competition open until July 1Staff writer ▼ | June 22, 2016
New York State is in the process of accepting applications for the $200 million Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization competition until July 1.
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This plan builds upon the success of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Master Plan Design Competition for LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports, as well as the transformative efforts already underway Downstate.
The remaining $10 million will be allocated through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grant Program, which supports safety, infrastructure, and economic development projects at smaller airports across the State.
This new investment opportunity, administered by the New York State Department of Transportation, is open to all owners of Upstate public-use airports that currently provide, or propose to provide, scheduled commercial passenger air and/or cargo service.
The State will award capital funding for no less than five projects with a maximum project award not to exceed $40 million. Funding for this competition was included in the new $21.1 billion five-year Department of Transportation Capital Plan.
The New York State Department of Transportation will be accepting applications for competition through July 1. Eligible airporters interested in applying can submit an application here.
Eligible project activities include development of retail, hotel and conference centers; enhanced highway and transit airport access; improved security-screening; terminal expansion and rehabilitation; runway extension and rehabilitation; state-of-the art boarding concourse and concession areas; and on-airport projects to develop aviation-related technology incubators.
To be considered for this investment opportunity, eligible applicants are required to submit an initial project proposal detailing the scope, schedule and costs for the proposed project or program of projects. Initial project proposals will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts.
Those project proposals selected for consideration will receive consultant service support from NYSDOT to further develop applications for funding. ■