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Sen. Shelby announces $2 million grant for Mobile Downtown Aiport

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, announced Wednesday that the Mobile Downtown Airport will receive a $2 million grant through the Federal Aviation Administration. 

The $2 million grant, to be used for renovation of the airport’s tarmac, is in addition to a just more than $1 million FAA grant for the Mobile Downtown Airport that was announced last week. Both grants are to be used to restore the airport’s pavement. 

“This investment in the Mobile Downtown Airport will aide in the safety and efficiency of the airport and its operations and lay the groundwork for potential growth,” said Senator Shelby in a press release Wednesday.   “The grant will boost economic competitiveness in the area while also improving aviation services that are vital to businesses and residents along the Gulf Coast.  I am grateful the Federal Aviation Administration is investing in Alabama and confident this grant will help pave the way for future opportunities.”

Shelby is chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, which approves FAA grant funding.

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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