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Congressman Dan Kildee Announces $9.3 Million in Federal Grants to Mid-Michigan Airports

April 14, 2020
Press Release

Funding Recently Supported by Kildee Will Help Local Airports with Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced $9,305,311 in federal grants to be awarded to five local airports throughout the Fifth Congressional District to support local airports that are experiencing severe economic disruption caused by coronavirus. This funding can be used by the airports to mitigate the economic impacts of this public health emergency on airports.

The $9,325,311 in federal grants, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation, are available as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congressman Kildee supported. 

The grants were awarded to the following:

  • Bishop International Airport in Flint will receive $7,246,521.
  • MBS International Airport in Freeland will receive $1,968,790.
  • James Clements Municipal Airport in Bay City will receive $30,000.
  • Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport in Oscoda will receive $30,000.
  • Saginaw County HW Browne Airport in Saginaw will receive $30,000.

“I am doing everything I can to make sure our communities have the resources they need to respond to this coronavirus pandemic,” Congressman Kildee said. “Our local airports in mid-Michigan are facing tremendous economic strain due to this public health emergency. Local airports provide essential passenger and cargo services for our region that help support our economy. I am pleased to announce these federal grants and I will continue to work in Congress to bring critical resources and medical equipment to Michigan.”

Recently, Congressman Kildee announced $7.8 million in federal grants for Mid-Michigan communities to fight coronavirus. Additionally, Congressman Kildee also announced almost $300,000 in federal grants to four local health centers in the Fifth Congressional District to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.