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Detroit Metro Airport to get nearly $142M in federal CARES Act grants

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 16:17:00-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Metro Airport is getting more than $140 million in federal CARES Act grants, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today.

In total, the Federal Aviation Administration funding will support airports who are experiencing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be sent to airports to prevent, prepare for and respond to the impact of the crisis.

In all, Michigan airports are getting $256 million in CARES Act grants.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every business sector — big and small — across Michigan and these grants will provide much-needed resources to help airports across the state weather this public health crisis and be prepared when more people resume air travel,” said Governor Whitmer. “I want to thank our congressional leaders for securing this critical funding.”

Airports receiving significant funding include:

  • Detroit Metropolitan: $141.8 million
  • Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International: $19.1 million
  • Sawyer International, Gwinn: $18 million
  • Alpena County Regional, Alpena: $17.9 million
  • Gerald R. Ford International, Grand Rapids: $16.2 million
  • Cherry Capital, Traverse City: $14.8 million
  • Capital Region International, Lansing: $10.3 million
  • Bishop International, Flint: $7.2 million
  • MBS International, Muskegon: $1.9 million
  • Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County: $1.1 million
  • Delta County, Escanaba: $1 million
  • Houghton County Memorial, Hancock: $1 million
  • Iron Mountain, Ford: $1 million
  • Muskegon: $1 million
  • Chippewa County International, Sault Ste. Marie: $1 million

In all, more than 90 airports in Michigan will receive funding from the CARES Act.

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