Portman Announces an Additional $189,000 in Federal Aviation Administration CARES Act Grants to Assist Ohio Airports Impacted By COVID-19

May 15, 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 $189,000 in federal grants to Ohio airports to help provide economic relief for lost revenue because of COVID-19. A list of airports can be found below.

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 received more than $42.1 million in federal grants. Earlier this month, Portman announced additional FAA grants. Last week Portman announced $782,000, $3.1 million, and nearly $1 million in FAA grants to Ohio airports to help address the impacts of COVID-19. In total, Ohio airports have received $109 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, with flights almost entirely halted, leaving the aviation industry in a tough economic position,” said Portman. “I’m pleased to see this CARES Act rescue money helping Ohio airports so they 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 grant funding:

Union County Airport $69,000

Fulton County $30,000

Wood County Regional Airport $30,000

Jefferson County Airpark $30,000

Pickaway County Airport $30,000