Cullman Regional Airport receives $4.1M grant for apron reconstruction

Cullman Regional Airport then General Manager Ben Harrison (center) gives a tour of the airport in 2017. (Cullman Tribune file photo)

Updated March 15, 2024, at 5:23 p.m.

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Regional Airport has received a congressional allocated grant in the amount of $4,177,000 for apron reconstruction.  This funding is through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Grants-in-Aid for Airports program which was included in the federal funding bill. Cullman Regional Airport’s was one of only six grants received in the state of Alabama under this funding allocation.

“We appreciate Senator Katie Britt and her commitment to airport safety and infrastructure. She and her staff worked diligently to secure this funding for the airport, which is a key component of transportation and economic development for Cullman City, County and the
region,” said Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, president of the Cullman Regional Airport Board.

Airport Director Ben Harrison said, “The receipt of this grant will allow the apron project to be built as one large construction project instead of being phased over several years which would disrupt the follow of traffic at the airport. We are so thankful for this allocation.”

Cullman Regional Airport is a joint venture between Cullman County and the City of Cullman. Boasting a 5,500-foot runway and numerous corporate hangars and t-hangars, the airport is heavily utilized and plays a major role in Cullman’s economic success.