Portman Announces Federal Aviation Administration Grants to Ohio Airports Impacted by COVID-19


Funding provided by the December 2020 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act


April 12, 2021 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) award of more than $300,000 to Ohio airports to provide economic relief from COVID-19.

The Airport Coronavirus Relief Program was created through the bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 relief package within the end-of-year spending agreement. Senator Portman played a key role in negotiating the legislation through the bipartisan 908 Coalition, which proposed a $908 billion package that included this critical relief for airports and served as a basis for the final package. This funding builds upon the previously announced $30 million in federal funding.

“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:

Clinton Field-$13,000

Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional-$13,000

Highland County-$13,000

Seneca County-$13,000

Fayette County-$13,000

Port Bucyrus-Crawford County-$13,000

Galion Municipal-$9,000

Union County-$13,000

Springfield-Beckley Municipal-$23,000

Madison County-$13,000

Newark-Heath-$13,000

Alexander Salamon-$13,000           

Cincinnati West-$13,000

Marion Municipal-$13,000

Gallia-Meigs Regional-$13,000

Fostoria Metro-$9,000

Pike County-$9,000

Butler County Regional/Hogan Field-$23,000

Ashland County-$13,000

Mansfield Lahm Regional-$23,000

Sandusky County Regional-$13,000

Warren County/John Lane Field-$13,000

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