The U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding MBS International Airport in Saginaw County over $2.1 million and Bishop International Airport in Flint more than $3.8 million through the American Rescue Plan Act. The grants will go toward improving airport safety and operations.
U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee made the announcement.
“Michigan airports play a critical role in growing our economy by connecting communities and businesses to important markets and destinations,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “The American Rescue Plan that we passed has been a critical lifeline to communities across Michigan, and I’m pleased that this bill will help Flint Bishop International Airport and MBS International Airport in Saginaw County improve operations and continue providing safe, reliable air travel.”
“These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable,” said Senator Stabenow. “It will help our communities rebound from the pandemic and encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”
“Investing in our local airports helps keep mid-Michigan connected to the rest of the U.S. and the world. I am proud to announce this federal grant for Flint Bishop International Airport and MBS International Airport to help maintain airport safety and operations throughout the pandemic,” said Congressman Kildee. “During the pandemic, Flint Bishop International Airport, MBS International Airport and their workers have continued to provide reliable service to our community. I am grateful for their continued commitment to mid-Michigan and glad that funding I helped secure through the American Rescue Plan will help them continue their operations.”