Portman Announces $8.66 Million in Federal Aviation Administration Grants to Ohio Airports Impacted by COVID-19

June 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 over $8.66 million to Ohio airports to provide economic relief from COVID-19.

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 former President Trump.

“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:

Port Bucyrus-Crawford County                                    $1,500,000

Galion Municipal                                                         $920,000

Marion Municipal                                                         $1,550,000

Erie-Ottawa International                                             $1,437,520

Toledo Exec                                                               $1,612,961

Clinton Field                                                               $1,640,000