Alabama Senator Richard Shelby on Wednesday announced that 12 local airports throughout the state will benefit from more than $12.28 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants.
The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation for various airport improvements to support infrastructure construction, safety advances, and equipment and land acquisition.
“This $12.28 million in FAA grant funding will improve airports – both large and small – throughout Alabama, paving the way for growth and increased investment in rural areas,” Shelby said. “Airport infrastructure impacts overall economic success, and as a result of this funding, twelve of Alabama’s airports will receive the upgrades and advances needed to continue serving communities and driving development.”
A total of 13 grants were awarded to local airports in Alabama, amounting to $12,281,867 for the following airport projects:
- Albertville Regional Airport-Thomas J Brumlik Field, Albertville, Alabama – $585,965 to reconstruct a taxilane and taxiway
- Brewton Municipal Airport, Brewton, Alabama – $283,520 to seal apron pavement surface and pavement joints and to seal taxiway pavement surface and pavement joints
- Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field, Cullman, Alabama – $180,000 to install weather reporting equipment
- Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field, Cullman, Alabama – $4,000,000 to reconstruct a runway and runway lighting
- Jeremiah Denton Airport, Dauphin Island, Alabama – $115,555 to rehabilitate a runway
- Foley Municipal Airport, Foley, Alabama – $472,222 to seal runway pavement surface and pavement joints and to seal taxiway pavement surface and pavement joints
- Isbell Field Airport, Fort Payne, Alabama – $902,388 to rehabilitate an apron
- Geneva Municipal Airport, Geneva, Alabama – $264,935 to seal apron pavement surface and pavement joints and update the airport master plan
- MacCrenshaw Memorial Airport, Greenville, Alabama – $388,888 to shift or reconfigure existing taxiway
- Jack Edwards National Airport, Gulf Shores, Alabama – $166,666 to seal apron pavement surface and pavement joints and to seal taxiway pavement surface and pavement joints
- Posey Field Airport, Haleyville, Alabama – $187,004 to install perimeter fencing
- Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field, Huntsville, Alabama – $4,568,058 to rehabilitate an access road, taxiway, and terminal building; to seal taxiway pavement surface and pavement joints; and to conduct or update a study
- Franklin Field Airport, Union Springs, Alabama – $166,666 to acquire land for development
Each of the FAA grants is administered through the Fiscal Year 2021 Airport Improvement Program, which was funded in the annual appropriations package that was signed into law in December.