Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Support for Alpena County Regional Airport

Friday, April 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Alpena County Regional Airport $12,995,867 to repair runways and runway lighting systems. These funds are from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program.


“Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for economic development, commerce, and tourism,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding is another critical infrastructure investment coming to our state and will improve Alpena County Regional Airport for years to come.”


“Investing in updates to the infrastructure at the Alpena County Regional Airport is critical for tourism and the local economy," said Senator Peters. "I'm proud to have supported the legislation that made this possible and will allow Alpena’s airport to keep providing safe and reliable travel for residents and visitors alike."


More information on the Department of Transportation grant program can be found at