Debbie Stabenow

07/27/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/27/2021 10:04

Stabenow, Peters Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Funds for Capital Region International Airport

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be awarding $2,760,494 to Capital Region International Airport. This funding will go toward costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, and combating the spread of pathogens at the airport.

'These investments will make air travel safer and more reliable,' said Senator Stabenow. 'It will help our communities rebound from the pandemic and encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.'

'As we work to rebuild our economy back stronger from this pandemic, we must ensure that Michigan airports can continue connecting people, communities and businesses across our state by providing reliable, safe air travel,' said Senator Peters. 'I'm pleased to welcome this federal grant for the Capital Region International Airport, which we secured through the American Rescue Plan and will help cover staffing costs and improve airport operations.'

More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at