Stabenow, Peters Announce Delta County Airport Will Receive Nearly $1.1 Million in Federal Funding

Grant Made Possible by the American Rescue Plan Will Go Towards Airport Improvements

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,093,955 to Delta County Airport in Escanaba. This grant – which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year – will go towards improving airport safety and operations.


“This investment 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.”


“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 Delta County Airport in Escanaba improve operations and continue providing safe, reliable air travel.”


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