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Congressman Ryan Announces $7.8 Million in Federal COVID-19 Funds to Local Airports

April 14, 2020
Press Release

Akron, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan is today announcing $7.8 million in federal COVID-19 funds made available through the CARES Act to local airports, including $7.6 million for Akron Canton Regional Airport. This funding is part of nearly $10 billion available from the CARES Act to eligible U.S. airports to help them respond to coronavirus impacts and for ongoing airport operations such as continued employment.

“We need to be sure that our airports continue to be able to provide a safe environment for their employees and passengers,” said Congressman Ryan. “This funding will ensure that our airports have the resources they need to continue serving our community after we get through this crisis.”

The airports receiving funding include:

  • Akron Fulton Airport                                   $69,000
  • Akron Canton Regional Airport                  $7,609,950
  • Portage County Airport                              $30,000
  • Kent State University Airport                      $30,000
  • Youngstown Warren Regional Airport        $69,000

In addition, funds can be used for new airport development if certain requirements are met such as safety and security standards, prevailing wage provisions, Buy American, Veterans’ Preference and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program requirements.