Local Airports Receive Money Through Grant
Missouri will receive a $152.4 million grant for 75 state airports to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis. With this grant area airports will recieve varied amounts.
The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) announced the grants earlier this week as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
In a press release from Missouri Governor Mike Parson:
“This is welcome news for those who work in Missouri’s aviation industry. These grants will provide much needed revenue for the state’s airports at a time when revenues are declining due to a decrease in travel,”
Some of the local airports that will receive a portion of the grant include-
Jefferson City Memorial-$69,000
Marshall Memorial Municipal-$30,000
According to the press release, Missouri airports receiving more than $1 million through this grant include Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Columbia Regional Airport, Joplin Regional Airport, Kansas City International Airport, Springfield-Branson National Airport, and St. Louis Lambert International Airport.