WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that the Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Alabama, has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $2 million to support airport infrastructure improvements. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will fund the rehabilitation of an apron to enhance the framework of the Mobile airport.
“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. “The grant will boost economic competiveness 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.”
These FAA grants are funded through the Airport and Airway Trust Fund and federal appropriations. Senator Shelby is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, which authors and advances FAA and DOT funding legislation. The funding distribution is based on discretionary awards.