Dingell Announces MI-12 Airports to Receive Over $1.1 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Washington, December 16, 2021
DEARBORN, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) announced over $1.1 million in new federal funding under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for both the Willow Run Airport and Ann Arbor Airport to make much-needed improvements. The Willow Run Airport will receive $815,000 and the Ann Arbor Airport will receive $295,000.
“Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Michigan is receiving over $1.1 million to deliver new good-paying jobs for Michiganders while making much-needed renovations to the Willow Run Airport and the Ann Arbor Airport,” said Dingell. “Through these grants, we can ensure airports in Michigan’s 12th District are well equipped to support travelers and ensure they have a safe, easy journey. I was proud to support this historic legislation in the House, and I will keep fighting to ensure every family can benefit from these strong investments in Michigan’s infrastructure.”
Both the Willow Run and Ann Arbor Airports will receive a similar tranche of funding from the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law each year for the next five years, as part of a program for airport development. The tranche could vary from year to year, as the funding reflects annual enplanement totals. In addition to these guaranteed funds, both airports can compete with other airports across the country for grants from an additional $5 billion nationally for terminal and landside improvements.
On November 15th, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which included $15 billion in formula funding to help redevelop airports across the country. Projects that qualify for funding include: improvements to runways and taxiways, terminal development, and noise prevention. The law also includes an additional $5 billion nationally for FAA towers and facilities funding, which the FAA will distribute among airports in need.