On July 31, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded an additional $363,719 in federal grants to help provide economic relief for lost revenue because of COVID-19.
Recently, Portman announced that the FAA awarded Northeast Ohio airports with more than $46.5 million in federal grants. In addition, Portman announced 28 Ohio airports with more than $42.1 million in federal grants. In May, Portman announced additional FAA grants. Last month, Portman announced $782,000 in FAA grants to help address the impacts of COVID-19. Last week, Portman announced a $11.4 million grant for Cleveland Hopkins airport. In total, Ohio airports have received nearly $120 million in federal grants.
These grants come from funds accessible thanks to the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Portman supported and was signed into law by President Trump. Portman released the following statement:
“A functioning and effective aviation industry is critical to our U.S. economy. During this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, travel has significantly changed, thus leaving the aviation industry in a tough economic position,” said Portman. “I’m pleased to see this CARES Act rescue money helping this industry so these airports can continue to serve Ohio, and beyond this assistance, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure Ohioans have the resources they need during these uncertain times.”
The following airports received grants:
Warren County Airport Authority $6,565.00
Pike County $32,500.00
Jefferson County Airpark $26,500.00
Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority $12,480.00
Allen County Regional Airport Authority $27,979.00
Village of Bluffton $90,750.00
Harrison County Airport Authority $23,999.00
Burke Lakefront: Rehabilitate Taxiway $9,474.00
Bellefontaine Regional $12,500.00
Portage County Reg’l Airport Authority $7,672.00
Akron Canton Regional Airport Authority $113,300.00