Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Muskegon County Airport
Grant Made Possible by American Rescue Plan Will Help AirportWednesday, December 15, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $1,097,233 to the Muskegon County Airport. This grant – which was made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act that Peters and Stabenow helped enact earlier this year – will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.
“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.”
“Safe and reliable air travel is critical to growing Michigan’s economy and connecting our state to important markets and destinations,” said Senator Peters, a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. “I’m pleased to announce this federal grant which will help Muskegon County Airport improve its operations and connect businesses and travelers to and from West Michigan.”
“This ARPA grant provides funding for relief from the losses the Muskegon County Airport still suffers from the pandemic,” said Mark Eisenbarth, Muskegon County Administrator. “This will help Muskegon County's economic recovery and help ensure our Airport can maintain strong service for the community. We're thankful to Senators Peters and Stabenow for their leadership in securing this funding.”
More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.
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