The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $1,291,383 to the County of Dukes in 2019 for “airport improvements.” Martha’s Vineyard at Edgartown is a top destination for the East Coast moneyed elites and Hollywood moguls.
It has been called the playground of the rich and famous. In 2020, the boutique airport received $1,216,447 for “COVID-19 aid.”
Between 2008 and 2020, federal taxpayers provided $42,901,593 to fund airport improvements. In 2018 alone, $10.8 million funded airport upgrades.