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September 2022 Group Watch: Senator Shelby Secures $17.8 Million in Grants for AL Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $17.8 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to 10 Alabama airports for infrastructure upgrades, according U.S. Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama. In a statement announcing the grant awards, Shelby, vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke to the important role airports play in supporting local communities. The grants will be administered through the 2022 fiscal year Airport Improvement Program. The program was funded in the consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022. The grants were awarded to:

  • Mobile International Airport: $6.7M to reconstruct an apron and $940,000 to improve drainage and erosion control
  • Tuscaloosa National Airport: $4.2M to reconstruct an apron
  • Auburn University Regional Airport: $2.5M to construct, extend and improve a safety area
  • Prattville Airport-Grouby Field: $2.5M to reconstruct an apron
  • Isbell Field Airport (Fort Payne): $829,227 to reconstruct a taxi lane
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport: $456,716 to rehabilitate an apron
  • Chilton County Airport (Clanton): $261,736 to extend a runway
  • Abbeville Municipal Airport: $236,700 to extend a runway
  • Enterprise Municipal Airport: $160,000 to extend a runway

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