WASHINGTON, D.C. — Headland Municipal Airport and Weedon Field Airport in Eufaula are among 16 airports in Alabama to receive portions of a $10 million-plus federal grant, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., announced Tuesday.
Several airports across the state will receive a total of $10,750,845, including Federal Aviation Administration grants for improvements to airport infrastructure.
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, has been made available through annual appropriations measures and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020.
“Improvements to infrastructure at the local level are important for economic development in our communities,” said Shelby, the state’s senior senator. “I am pleased that these 16 airports will receive nearly $11 million to enhance safety and boost aviation advancements. This is great news for each of these areas and will advance economic growth. I look forward to the positive impact this funding will have throughout Alabama.”
The FAA grants are administered through fiscal year 2020 Airport Improvement Program’s annual and supplemental awards. Additionally, funds provided through the CARES Act serve as the local match for the infrastructure grants.
Headland Municipal Airport will receive $282,500 to install weather reporting equipment at the airport.
Weedon Field Airport in Eufaula will receive $137,765 to acquire land for development and for obstruction removal.