Stabenow, Peters, Kildee Announce Nearly $6 Million in Federal Funding for Bishop, MBS Airports
Grants Made Possible by the American Rescue Plan Will Go Towards Airport Improvements at Flint Bishop International Airport and MBS International Airport in Saginaw CountyTuesday, November 02, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Bishop International Airport in Flint $3,844,995 and MBS International Airport in Saginaw County $2,141,384. These grants – which were made possible through the American Rescue Plan that Peters, Stabenow and Kildee helped enact earlier this year – will go towards improving airport safety and operations.
“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.”
“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 Flint Bishop International Airport and MBS International Airport in Saginaw County improve operations and continue providing safe, reliable air travel.”
“Investing in our local airports helps keep mid-Michigan connected to the rest of the U.S. and the world. I am proud to announce this federal grant for Flint Bishop International Airport and MBS International Airport to help maintain airport safety and operations throughout the pandemic,” said Congressman Kildee. “During the pandemic, Flint Bishop International Airport, MBS International Airport and their workers have continued to provide reliable service to our community. I am grateful for their continued commitment to mid-Michigan and glad that funding I helped secure through the American Rescue Plan will help them continue their operations.”
More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.
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