Portman Announces Nearly $1 Million in Federal Aviation Administration CARES Act Grants to Assist Ohio Airports Impacted By COVID-19

May 8, 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 an additional $998,000 in federal grants to help provide economic relief to airports for lost revenue because of COVID-19. The list of the airports that received funding is 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 with more than $42.1 million in federal grants. Last week, Portman announced additional FAA grants. This week Portman announced $782,000 and $3.1 million in FAA grants 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, 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:   

Geauga County Airport Authority $30,000

Lorain County Regional $69,000

County of Cuyahoga $157,000

Henry County Airport Authority $30,000

Defiance County Regional Airport Authority $30,000

Akron Fulton International $69,000

Medina Municipal $30,000

Warren County Airport Authority $30,000

Mansfield Lahm Regional $69,000

Wapakoneta $69,000