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

April 30, 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 five additional Ohio airports $228,000 in federal grants to help provide economic relief for lost 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. In addition, yesterday, Portman announced 28 Ohio airports with more than $42.1 million in federal grants. In total, Ohio airports have received nearly $90 million in direct assistance from the CARES Act to help address the impacts of 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 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: 

Central

Marion Municipal - $30,000 

Madison County - $30,000  

Southwest

Springfield-Beckely Municipal - $69,000  

Northeast

Youngstown-Warren Regional - $69,000 

Harrison County - $30,000  

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