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Shelby announces grants for Alabama airports including Brewton

The Brewton Municipal will receive $150,000 to improve airport drainage and erosion control. The airport was one of 25 across the state that will receive a grant.

Announced today, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said that 25 local airports across the state of Alabama will receive a total of $60,999,054 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.  The funding, some of which is made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) of 2020, was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for various airport improvements.

 “These FAA grants will support airport infrastructure improvements to 25 Alabama airports and allow operations to continue as they work to minimize the negative effects of COVID-19,” said Senator Shelby.  “It is important that we invest in advancing our airports, particularly those in rural areas which have a significant economic impact in local communities.  This $61 million in DOT funding for aviation in Alabama is great news and will contribute to the vitality of our entire state.”

 The FAA grants are administered through Fiscal Year 2020 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) annual and supplemental awards.  Additionally, funds provided through the CARES Act serve as the local match for the airport improvement projects.