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Several airports in Montana will receive a portion of around $3 billion in federal grant money.

Fort Benton airport in Chouteau County in central Montana will get more than a $1 million in Federal Aviation Administration grant money this year and West Yellowstone Airport in Gallatin County will receive about $400,000.

West Yellowstone Airport runs through the summer and supports the area’s growing number of tourists, which is just shy of 577,000 so far this year.

President Trump announced Monday a plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control system — a move that would remove the job of tracking and guiding airplanes from the purview of the Federal Aviation Administration.

"Today we're proposing to take American air travel into the future, finally," Trump said.