The Federal Aviation Administration will be issuing $8 billion in federal grants to airports to aid in recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Most of this money is to go to larger airports with commercial airline services with $6.5 billion to be shared based on passenger boarding plus $800 million to companies running concessions out of airport terminals.
In order to be elligible for this money, airports have to have maintain at least 90% of their pre-COVID staff.
The FAA said several hundred airports will get grant money, including these in Arkansas:
- $10.6 million for Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock
- $9 million for Northwest Arkansas National Airport in Highfill (Benton County)
- $1.7 million for Fort Smith Regional Airport
- $1.2 million for Texarkana Regional Airport/Webb Field
- $148,000 for Jonesboro Municipal Airport
- $59,000 for Springdale Municipal Airport
Other grants include:
- $175.7 million for Seattle-Tacoma International
- $115 million for Philadelphia International
- $74.3 million for Daniel K. Inouye International in Honolulu
- $56.2 million for St. Louis Lambert International
- $50.6 million for Raleigh-Durham International in North Carolina
See full article from Arkansas Business here.