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

May 22, 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 $310,000 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, nearly $1 millionand $189,000 in FAA grants to Ohio airports to help address the impacts of COVID-19. In total, Ohio airports have received nearly $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: 

Bluffton Airport: $20,000

Monroe County Airport: $20,000

Ashland County Airport: $30,000

Ross County Airport: $30,000

Newark-Heath Airport: $30,000

Greater Portsmouth Airport: $30,000

Lawrence County Airpark: $30,000

Wyandot County: $1,000

Morrow County Airport: $30,000

Vinton County Airport: $20,000

Middletown Regional/Hook Field Airport: $69,000