Jun 07 2019

Shelby: FAA Grants $25.9 Million for Statewide Airport Infrastructure Upgrades

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that 20 local airports throughout Alabama will benefit from more than $25.9 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.  The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for various airport improvements to support infrastructure construction, safety advances, and equipment acquisition. 

“The FAA grants awarded to these local airports across Alabama support key projects that aim to improve safety, security, and efficiency,” said Senator Shelby. “Airport infrastructure impacts overall economic success, and as a result of this funding, twenty of Alabama’s airports will receive the upgrades and advances needed to continue serving communities and driving development.”

The FAA grants – which range from $10.4 million for the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to $100,200 for the Camden Municipal Airport – 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 the FAA funding legislation.  The funding distribution is based on both entitlement and discretionary awards.

The 21 FAA grants, totaling $25,902,595, will support the following airport projects in Alabama: