Sixteen airports throughout Alabama received a total of $10.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to infrastructure, according to an announcement from U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL).
Selma’s Craig Field Airport was among those to receive a grant, which amounted to $335,580 to rehabilitate a taxilane on its premises. In nearby Marengo County, Demopolis Regional Airport received $166,666 to update the airport master plan or study.
Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and was administered through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The funding was made available through annual appropriations measures and from the 2020 CARES Act.
“Improvements to infrastructure at the local level are important for economic development in our communities,” Shelby said in the announcement. “I am pleased that these 16 airports will receive nearly $11 million to enhance safety and boost aviation advancements.”
“This is great news for each of these areas and will advance economic growth. I look forward to the positive impact this funding will have throughout Alabama.”