Michigan PFAS Action Response Team awards $2.5 million in grants for municipal airport PFAS testing

July 1, 2020

Department: EGLE Media Office
Phone: (517) 284-9278
Email: EGLE-Assist@Michigan.gov

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) today announced it has awarded approximately $2.5 million in grant funding to municipal airport operators to support monitoring and testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. Grants were awarded to the following airports:

  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport - $250,000
  • Willow Run Airport - $250,000
  • Delta County Airport - $235,200
  • Bishop International Airport Authority - $250,000
  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport - $249,904
  • Ford/Dickinson County Airport - $250,000
  • Manistee Blacker Airport - $237,300
  • Pellston Regional Airport - $250,000
  • Oakland County International Airport - $100,000
  • MBS International Airport - $154,000
  • Cherry Capitol Airport - $249,981

The grant recipients were current or former Part 139 commercial service airports in Michigan that have used or are suspected to have used Class B Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. Federal, state and military aviation facilities were not eligible for the grant funding, although co-located municipal airport operations could apply.

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is overseeing the grant program and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is providing technical assistance.

There remains approximately $1.5 million in MPART grant funding available to eligible airports.

To learn more about the grant application process for eligible airports, read the entire article Michigan PFAS Action Response Team awards $2.5 million in grants for municipal airport PFAS testing.

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