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Congressman Kildee Announces Nearly $1 Million Grant for Flint Bishop International Airport

March 30, 2021
Press Release
Grant Invests in Airport Safety, Infrastructure and Winter Weather Readiness

FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced that Flint Bishop International Airport will be receiving a $956,449 federal grant.

The federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, will invest in taxiway improvements, which help aircrafts move between runways, ramps and hangars safely. Grant funding will also be used to acquire snow removal equipment to help prepare the airport for winter weather events and avoid delays.

“Improving our infrastructure keeps our community connected to the global economy. I am proud to announce this federal grant for Flint Bishop International Airport to provide much-needed improvements to our airport,” said Congressman Kildee. “During the pandemic, Flint Bishop International Airport and its workers continue to provide quality, reliable service to our community and I am grateful for their continued commitment.”

Throughout the pandemic, Congressman Kildee has worked to ensure mid-Michigan’s airports receive funding to keep operations running and support the local economy. Previously, in April 2020, Kildee announced $9.3 million in federal grants, as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to mid-Michigan airports to help mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic. In February 2021, Congressman Kildee announced $4.1 million in federal grants, as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, to mid-Michigan airports to help offset cleaning, operations and personnel costs.