Portman Announces $2.7 Million in Federal Aviation Administration CARES Act Grants to Assist Ohio Airports Impacted By COVID-19

September 3, 2020 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded an additional $2.7 million in federal grants to help provide economic relief for lost revenue due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   

In April, 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. In June, Portman announced $782,000 in FAA grants to help address the impacts of COVID-19. In July, Portman announced a $11.4 million grant for Cleveland Hopkins airport, and he announced $363,719 for other Ohio airports. In total, Ohio airports have received over $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: 

Hardin County Airport Authority                         $ 7,838

Cambridge Area Regional Airport Authority       $ 23,200

Sandusky County Regional Airport Authority     $ 33,490

Morrow County Airport Authority                        $ 8,265

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority                  $ 984,105

Akron Fulton International                                  $ 373,293

Geauga County Airport Authority                       $ 9,051

Licking County Regional Airport Authority         $ 11,037

Wood County Regional Airport Authority           $ 170,000

James M Cox Dayton International                   $ 586,487   

Harry Clever Field                                             $ 19,386

Cuyahoga County                                             $ 561,095