Flint Bishop Airport receives nearly $1 million in grant money

FLINT TWP. — Flint Bishop International Airport is getting $956,449 in federal grant money to improve and upgrade its infrastructure.

The federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, will invest in taxiway improvements, which help aircrafts move between runways, ramps and hangars safely. Grant funding will also be used to acquire snow removal equipment to help prepare the airport for winter weather events and avoid delays.

“Improving our infrastructure keeps our community connected to the global economy,” said Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05),” said Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05). “During the pandemic, Flint Bishop International Airport and its workers continue to provide quality, reliable service to our community and I am grateful for their continued commitment.”

Flint Bishop Airport received $2.5 million in COVID relief grant money earlier this year to help cover costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning and paying down debt. — B.G.