Portman Announces Federal Aviation Administration Grants to Ohio Airports Impacted by COVID-19

Funding Provided by the December 2020 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act

April 30, 2021 | Press Releases

CINCINNATI, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award of $72,000 to Ohio airports to provide economic relief from COVID-19.

The Airport Coronavirus Relief Program was created through the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief package within the end-of-year spending agreement. Senator Portman played a key role in negotiating the legislation through the bipartisan 908 Coalitionwhich proposed a $908 billion package that included this critical relief for airports and served as a basis for the final package. This funding builds upon the previously announced $30 million, $300,000, and over $100,000 in federal funding.

“The aviation industry’s recovery is critical to our nation’s economy. During this pandemic, the sharp decline in air travel left the industry in an uncertain economic position,” said Portman. “I’m pleased to see this continued support for our airports as they ramp up services to meet the increasing demands of air travel as our country continues on the path to recovery.”

The following airports received grants:

Greater Portsmouth Regional: $13,000

Grimes Field, Urbana: $13,000

Clermont County: $23,000

Lorain County: $23,000