US Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has announced more than USD 1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants will be awarded to 405 airports in the US and six US territories, through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the secretary said.
This USD 1.2 billion federal investment will improve the nation´s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19.
The Department is awarding federal grants to the following airports in the State of Michigan:
-USD 1,957,480 to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport for infrastructure improvements and a zero emissions vehicle.
-USD 1,848,736 to Delta County Airport to install an emergency generator and rebuild runway lighting.
-USD 1,915,654 to Bishop International Airport in Flint to rebuild perimeter fencing and reconfigure an existing taxiway.
-USD 3,786,194 to Sawyer International Airport in Gwinn to improve utilities and expand a building.
-USD 3,067,462 to Ford Airport in Iron Mountain to rehabilitate a runway, taxiway and other airport surfaces, including sealing.
-USD 2,000,000 to the State of Michigan for airports throughout the state.
-USD 58,500 to Presque Isle County Airport to improve runway surfaces, including sealing.
-USD 72,420 to Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City for infrastructure improvements and a zero emissions vehicle.
The 434 AIP grants will fund critical airport infrastructure projects around the country.
Since January 2017, the FAA has delivered USD 13.5 billion to Americas airports to improve infrastructure and safety. In 2020, the Administration delivered USD 10 billion in economic assistance to Americas airports during the COVID-19 public health emergency.