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ALABAMA – Over a dozen Alabama airports will be receiving a portion of a more than $12 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced the grants on Wednesday.  

The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation for 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,” said Senator Shelby.  “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