Federal grants ranging from $38,000 to almost $3 million will help 32 Mississippi airports improve operational safety and efficiency.
U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced the funding.
Jackson-Evers International Airport is the big winner. The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority will receive $2,951,070 for terminal building improvements, including replacement passenger boarding bridges
Other metro-area airports receiving a piece of the $8.6 million from the Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program are:
Hawkins Field, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority – $300,000 for airfield guidance sign installation.
Bruce Campbell Field, Madison – $100,684 for airfield guidance sign installation and an airport master plan update study.
“These grants, large and small, will advance safety and overall efficiency at local airport facilities. In doing so, these projects will help our counties and cities offer aviation services that are important for expanding economic development,” Cochran said in a news release.
Earlier this month, 11 Mississippi communities received AIP grants totaling more than $2.3 million.
Other Mississippi airports receiving funding:
Trent Lott International Airport, Jackson County – $809,753
Waynesboro Municipal Airport, Waynesboro – $450,377
Mississippi Department of Transportation, – $400,000
Houston Municipal Airport, Houston – $286,703
McComb-Pike County John E. Lewis Field, McComb – $271,750
Dena Griffin Memorial Airport, Wiggins – $238,359
George M. Bryan Field Airport, Starkville – $216,447
Clarke County Airport, Clarke County – $213,490
Magee Municipal Airport, Magee – $190,000
Thigpen Field, Bay Springs – $187,411
Picayune Municipal Airport, Picayune – $165,056
Roscoe Turner Airport, Corinth and Alcorn County – $154,790
Cleveland Municipal Airport, Cleveland – $153,464
Copiah County Airport, Copiah County – $144,013
Water Valley Municipal Airport, Water Valley – $138,684
University-Oxford Airport, University of Mississippi, Oxford – $127,358
Kosciusko-Attala County Airport, Kosciusko – $115,241
Louisville-Winston County Airport, Louisville – $112,812
Hardy-Anders Field, Natchez-Adams County Airport Board – $104,661
Stennis International Airport, Hancock County – $104,500
Philadelphia Municipal Airport, Philadelphia – $92,851
Hollandale Municipal Airport, Hollandale – $90,771
Columbus-Lowndes County Airport, Columbus and Lowndes County – $86,903
I.H. Bass Jr. Memorial Airport, Lumberton – $80,706
Okolona Municipal Airport-Richard Stovall Field, Okolona – $75,854
Vicksburg Municipal Airport, Vicksburg – $75,000
Macon Municipal Airport, Macon – $71,250
James H. Easom Field, Newton – $58,900
Holly Springs-Marshall County Airport, Holly Springs and Marshall County – $38,000