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Congressman Kildee Announces $4.1 Million in Federal Grants to Mid-Michigan Airports

February 19, 2021
Press Release
Funding Will Help Local Airports Respond to Economic Impact of Coronavirus

FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced over $4.1 million in federal grants will be awarded to five local airports throughout mid-Michigan to help offset the severe economic disruption caused by the coronavirus. This funding can be used by the airports to cover costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning and paying down debt.

The $4,113,536 in federal grants, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program, are available as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which Congressman Kildee supported.

The grants were awarded to the following: 

  • Bishop International Airport in Flint will receive $2,521,161.
  • MBS International Airport in Freeland will receive $1,553,375.
  • James Clements Municipal Airport in Bay City will receive $13,000.
  • Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport in Oscoda will receive $13,000.
  • Saginaw County HW Browne Airport in Saginaw will receive $13,000.

“This pandemic is not over and our local airports still need economic relief to help maintain safe operations,” Congressman Kildee said. “Despite decreased passenger traffic and increased costs due to the pandemic, our local airports continue to provide essential passenger and cargo services that keep our regional economy moving. I am pleased to announce these federal grants and am committed to bringing critical resources to Michigan to address the public health and economic crises caused by the pandemic.” 

In April 2020, Congressman Kildee announced $9.3 million in federal grants to mid-Michigan airports to help combat the economic impact of the coronavirus.