KINGSFORD, Mich. (AP) — Kingsford’s Ford Airport in the western Upper Peninsula is getting a $114,000 federal grant for improvements to its safety equipment, terminal and runway.
U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced the grant Monday. The Michigan Democrats say the aid will support the regional economy and increase air safety.
The funds come from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Part of the grant will pay for the purchase of firefighting and snow removal equipment. It also will cover the cost of rehabilitating the main terminal building, runway and taxiway.