Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced $4,900,189 in federal funding is being awarded to five local airports throughout the Fifth Congressional District. Airports can use this funding to invest in their runways, taxiways and safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects.
The federal grants, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation, are the first of five annual installments for these airports. These awards are available as a part of the Airport Infrastructure Grant program, one of three new aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Congressman Kildee helped pass into law.
The grants were awarded to the following airports:
Bishop International Airport in Flint will receive $2,857,107.
MBS International Airport in Freeland will receive $1,566,082.
James Clements Municipal Airport in Bay City will receive $159,000.
Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport in Oscoda will receive $159,000.
Saginaw County HW Browne Airport in Saginaw will receive $159,000.
"The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes critical investments to improve our region's airports," said Congressman Kildee. "By upgrading our local airports, we will keep Michigan families connected to the rest of the world and small businesses will have the ability to ship their products around the globe."
On November 15th, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which included $25 billion to improve our nation's airports. This includes $15 billion for airport infrastructure projects that increase safety and capacity, $5 billion for airport terminals to replace aging infrastructure and increase energy efficiency and $5 billion for air traffic facilities to improve safety, security and environmental standards.