State Grants

1.5M For Runway and Taxiway Repairs

Chippewa County International Airport in Kincheloe will receive just under $1.5 million dollars in grant money for improvements. The United States Department of Transportation awarded the grant that will be used to repair runways and taxiways, including repainting markers. According to Tami Beseau, airport manager, in 2022, there were 48,000 passengers that used commercial service, which is only 1,000 less than their best year (2019).  Another 2,500 passengers from private aircraft also used the airport. Beseau.said that it’s the lone airport in Michigan that had received a federal grant to this point this year.  “I am very proud of that,”… Read More »


State Grant to Help Chippewa County Reuse Airport Buildings

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A state grant will help Chippewa County find new uses for vacant buildings at a former Air Force base in Michigan‘s Upper Peninsula. The Department of Environmental Quality has awarded $45,000 in brownfield funding to the Chippewa County International Airport. It will help the county’s Economic Development Corporation evaluate under-used buildings on the airport grounds and determine what types of cleanups and asbestos treatments are needed. The airport was formerly the Kincheloe Air Force Base. It was closed as a military installation in the late 1970s. The state DEQ uses brownfield grants to help communities make new… Read More »


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