Portman Announces 28 Federal Aviation Administration CARES Act Grants to Assist Ohio Airports Impacted By COVID-19 

April 29, 2020 | Press Releases

CINCINNATI, OH —Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded 28 Ohio airports with more than $42.1 million in federal grants to help provide economic relief for loss revenue because of COVID-19.  Earlier this week Portman announced that the FAA awarded five Northeast Ohio airports with more than $46.5 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 recently 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, almost nearly halted, 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: 


Williams County Regional Airport Authority - $30,000

Putnam County - $30,000 

Fostoria Metropolitan - $30,000 

Middle Bass Island - $20,000 

Put-In-Bay - $20,000

Lima Allen County - $30,000 

North Bass Island - $20,000 

Van Wert County - $30,000 

City of Findlay - $69,000  


Portage County - $30,000 

Kelleys Island Land Field - $20,000 

Akron-Canton Regional - $7,609,950  


Rickenbacker International - $2,218,867 

Bolton Field - $69,000 

John Glenn Columbus International - $31,471,589 

Knox County - $30,000  


Gallia-Meigs Regional - $30,000 

Cambridge Municipal - $20,000 

Richard Downing/Coshocton County - $30,000 

Pike County - $1,000

Barnesville-Bradfield/Belmont County - $1,000   


Butler County/Regional-Hogan Field - $69,000 

Greene County/Lewis A Jackson Regional - $30,000 

Cincinnati West - $30,000 

Highland County - $30,000 

Cincinnati Municipal Airport, Lunken Field - $157,000 

Lakefield Airport Authority - $30,000 

Sidney Municipal - $30,000