Michigan Airports to Receive $256 Million in CARES Act Grants

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today applauded Michigan’s congressional delegation for securing $256 million in airport grants in the CARES Act. The Federal Aviation Administration funding will support airports experiencing severe economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will be distributed to airports to prevent, prepare for and respond to impacts from the crisis.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every business sector — big and small — across Michigan and these grants will provide much-needed resources to help airports across the state weather this public health crisis and be prepared when more people resume air travel,” said Governor Whitmer. “I want to thank our congressional leaders for securing this critical funding.”

Airports receiving significant funding include:

Detroit Metropolitan: $141.8 million

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International: $19.1 million

Sawyer International, Gwinn: $18 million

Alpena County Regional, Alpena: $17.9 million

Gerald R. Ford International, Grand Rapids: $16.2 million

Cherry Capital, Traverse City: $14.8 million

Capital Region International, Lansing: $10.3 million

Bishop International, Flint: $7.2 million

MBS International, Muskegon: $1.9 million

Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County: $1.1 million

Delta County, Escanaba: $1 million

Houghton County Memorial, Hancock: $1 million

Iron Mountain, Ford: $1 million

Muskegon: $1 million

Chippewa County International, Sault Ste. Marie: $1 million

In total, more than 90 airports in Michigan will receive funding from the CARES Act.