Congressman Thompson announces $3M grant for Mississippi airports

Earlier today, Congressman Bennie Thompson announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration has awarded over $3 million to local airports in Mississippi’s second congressional district.

The funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 and are intended to provide economic relief for any purpose for which airport revenue may be lawfully used.

Below is a list of Mississippi airports that received the federal funding:

RECIPIENT/AIRPORT AMOUNT CONTACT
City of Indianola/

Indianola Municipal Airport

$166,666 Mr. Steve Rosenthal, Mayor of Indianola

(662) 887-1825

Cities of Drew & Ruleville & Sunflower County/ North Sunflower County Airport $ 70,000 Mr. Sterling Luna, President, North Sunflower Co. Airport Board (662) 756-4867
County of Hinds/

John Bell Williams Airport

$ 222,222 Ms. Michelle Jackson, Airport Manager (601) 857-3884
Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and City of Jackson/ Hawkins Field $ 153,833

$ 894,444

Mr. Perry Miller, Chief Executive Officer (601) 939-5631
City of Kosciusko/

Kosciusko-Attala County Airport

$ 666,667 Mr. Jimmy Cockroft, Mayor of Kosciusko (662) 289-1226
City of Greenwood and County of Leflore/ Greenwood-Leflore $ 166,666 Mr. James Belk, Airport Board Director (662) 453-1526
City of Cleveland/ Cleveland Municipal $ 571,347 Mr. Clint Johnson, Airport Director

(662) 843-8936

County of Yazoo/ Yazoo County Airport $ 166,666 Ms. Donna Kraft, Yazoo County Administrator (662) 746-8668
County of Copiah/ Copiah County Airport $ 102,500 Mr. Ronnie Barlow, Copiah County Administrator (601) 894-1858
Clarksdale-Coahoma County Airport Board $ 297,777 Mr. Daniel Vassel, Coahoma County Administrator (662) 624-3028
City of Belzoni/ Belzoni Municipal $ 166,666 Ms. Carol Ivy, Mayor of Belzoni (662) 247-1343
City of Lexington/ C A Moore Airport $ 303,488 Ms. Robin McCrory, Mayor of Lexington

(662) 834-4381