Rep. Guest announces grants to revitalize rural airports

Published 4:00 pm Friday, August 20, 2021

Friday, Congressman Guest applauded the announcement of two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary grants.

The Brookhaven-Lincoln County Airport located in Brookhaven will receive more than $2.2 million in funding to rehabilitate runway lighting, taxiway lighting, airport beacons and runways.

These projects are already underway.

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The Hardy-Anders Field Natchez-Adams County Airport located in Natchez will receive $572,928 in funding to rehabilitate the taxiway and runway.

“Rural airports provide critical services that increase travel and trade across Mississippi. I’m grateful to the FAA and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for their help in securing these grants to improve Mississippi airports, which will help drive Mississippi’s rural economy,” Congressman Guest said.

Congressman Michael Guest represents Mississippi’s Third Congressional District. Currently serving his second term, Congressman Guest serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, as a Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and as a Member of the Committee on Ethics.