Washington, D.C. – Yuma International Airport was recently awarded an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The grant will provide federal funding to modify the passenger terminal building at the Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport. The project is necessary for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to increase efficiency in screening and processing of passengers through the terminal.
“This is great news for Yuma as these funds will improve services,” said Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva. “Now, Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport can enhance airport safety by providing more area to help get passengers through. This grant is a well-deserved recognition of what the Yuma MCAS/Yuma International Airport means to the community.”
As the third fastest-growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States between 1990 and 2000 and the third-largest urban area in Arizona, Yuma is well positioned to benefit from this improvement to airport infrastructure.