Walberg Announces CARES Act Grants for Lenawee, Hillsdale Airports
Jackson, MI—Today, Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) announced that Lenawee County Airport and Hillsdale Municipal Airport will each receive approximately $1 million in federal funds to complete infrastructure improvements. The funding is made available as a result of the Fiscal Year 2020 Airport Improvement Program (AIP), and the standard local match portion will be covered by funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress at the end of March.
“Completing these infrastructure projects without the standard local match will give these airports a much-needed boost as air travel and economic activity begins to re-open again,” said Walberg. “Going forward, our local airports will continue to play an important role in connecting our economy, facilitating business travel, and transporting products.”
Lenawee County Airport will receive a total of $988,889 to rehabilitate the taxiway—$890,000 in AIP discretionary funding and $98,889 in CARES Act local match. Hillsdale Municipal Airport will receive a total of $1,111,111 to extend the taxiway—$1 million in AIP discretionary funding and $111,111 in CARES Act local match. With the additional resources from the CARES Act, these two projects will receive 100% of its funding from federal grants.