On Friday, the office of Ohio Senator Rob Portman 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.
In total, Ohio airports have received $109 million in federal grants related to 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 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.”
Mansfield Lahm Airport received a grant in the amount of $69,000.
Source: Office of Senator Rob Portman