FAA awards grant money to eight Alabama airports


Scottsboro Municipal Airport

ALABAMA – Alabama Senator Richard Shelby says eight Alabama airports will benefit from more than $8 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the money for airport improvements. Two north Alabama airports are on the list. Scottsboro Municipal Airport – Word Field will get almost $95,000 to buy land for development.

Huntsville Executive Airport will receive more than $1.7 million to do an airport-related environmental study and redo a runway.

A total of eight grants were awarded to local airports in Alabama, amounting to $8,296,066 for the following airport projects:

  • Evergreen Regional Airport-Middleton Field, Evergreen, Alabama – $743,933 to rehabilitate a taxiway
  • H.L. (Sonny) Callahan Airport, Fairhope, Alabama – $150,000 to acquire land for development
  • Huntsville Executive Airport-Tom Sharp Jr. Field, Huntsville, Alabama – $1,786,598 to conduct an airport-related environmental study and rehabilitate a runway
  • Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, Alabama – $4,844,123 to rehabilitate an apron
  • Robbins Field Airport, Oneonta, Alabama – $85,469 to conduct an airport-related environmental study and improve drainage and erosion control
  • Scottsboro Municipal Airport-Word Field, Scottsboro, Alabama – $94,906 to acquire land for development
  • Shelby County Airport, Alabaster, Alabama – $401,186 to construct, modify, improve, and rehabilitate a hangar
  • Wetumpka Municipal Airport, Wetumpka, Alabama – $189,851 to mark, light, and remove an obstruction and acquire easement for approaches

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