Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $3 Million in Funding for Pellston Regional Airport

Grants Made Possible by the American Rescue Plan Will Go Toward Airport Improvements

Friday, August 27, 2021

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced $2,958,460 in federal funding has been awarded to the Pellston Regional Airport in Emmet County. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation and is supplemented through the historic American Rescue Plan that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year. It will allow the airport to repair and upgrade its critical infrastructure, including its runways and tarmac where aircraft are parked, boarded, loaded, and refueled.


“Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for Michigan tourism, commerce, and economic development,” said Senator Stabenow. “This grant is an important investment in the infrastructure of our airports and will help our communities rebound from the pandemic.”


“Michigan airports play a critical role in connecting people and businesses across the state to important markets and destinations,” said Senator Peters. “This funding we secured through the American Rescue Plan will allow the Pellston Regional Airport in Emmet County to make necessary upgrades to their essential infrastructure to support their operations and ensure they can continue providing safe and reliable air travel.”


More information on this grant from the Department of Transportation can be found here: