New York State is taking applications for $20-million in funding or airports across the state. 

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Applications are being taken through May 4th for airports looking to make improvements to increase general and business-related capacity.

The projects submitted for consideration will be evaluated for the economic benefits to their communities.

The money is being made available through the Airport Capital Grant Program and is in addition to $200-million allocated under the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization competition.

Eligible project activities include safety, preservation, new construction and other development that helps enhance business development and economic competitiveness for an area.

Past projects that have been funded by the awards include taxiway resurfacing, new airport hangers, fuel system upgrades and security improvements.

Information on the Aviation Capital Grant Program can be found at www.dot.ny.gov/aviationgrants