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MEDIA ALERT – Reno-Tahoe International Airport Receives $7 million in Federal Grant Funds 

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RENO, Nev. (Feb. 15, 2024) – The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) has received $7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through the Airport Terminal Program (ATP), a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) competed with similar sized airports across the country for this limited grant funding that will significantly contribute to the MoreRNO Infrastructure Program. The substantial award secured for the airport is attributed to the instrumental leadership and advocacy of Senator Jacky Rosen, as announced today. 

What: Interview opportunity with Daren Griffin, CEO/President of the RTAA 

Where: Reno-Tahoe International Airport  

Meet in the Main Terminal near the Ski Statue 

Airside visual opportunity, weather permitting 

When: Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 

11:00 a.m. 

Why:   This grant application received widespread support from top leaders at the federal, state, and local levels and the funds will be utilized to acquire equipment for the new Electric Central Utility Plant (E-CUP), designed to sustainably support the new concourses currently planned as part of the MoreRNO program.  

The E-CUP is expected to be more efficient than the airport’s current utility plant, with 75% less water consumption and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The infrastructure upgrade aims to enhance indoor air quality, improve climate resiliency and meet the evolving needs of RNO’s diverse and growing passenger base.  

This ATP grant is the first of several applications that the RTAA is committed to submitting for federal funds in order to support essential infrastructure and improved energy efficiency for the community. 

Media should RSVP for this interview opportunity by calling the media line at 1-844-RNO-INFO (844-766-4636). We appreciate your participation and coverage of this significant milestone for the RTAA.   


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) operates two of the most important economic drivers for our region–the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and the Reno-Stead Airport (RTS). The RTAA is financially self-sufficient, meaning it is funded through airport operations and not state or local taxes. The RTAA is transforming the travel experience at RNO with a multi-year infrastructure program, MoreRNO. This construction program—the largest ever at the airport—will bring passengers more of what they love. Learn more at