Stabenow, Peters Announce over $100,000 in Federal Funds for Airports Across Northern Michigan

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $130,920 to airports across Northern Michigan. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant is supplemented by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act — which Stabenow and Peters helped enact — to support airports affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cherry Capital Airport will receive $72,420 to purchase two zero-emissions on-road utility vehicles and associated charging infrastructure.


Presque Isle County Airport will receive $58,500 to rehabilitate runways and taxiways.


“This investment will make traveling to and from Northern Michigan safer and more efficient,” said Senator Stabenow. “Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.”


“Safe and reliable air travel to-and-from Northern Michigan is critical for our state’s small businesses and to connect to new markets and opportunities,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to announce these grants, which will make key airport infrastructure upgrades and improve airport operations.”


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