EVANSVILLE, Ind., (WEHT) — Tuesday, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, announced $10 billion in relief funding for airports across the country.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020.
The CARES Act provides $10 billion in funds to be awarded as economic relief to eligible U.S. airports affected by the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funds are available for airport capital expenditures and airport operating expenses, including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments.
“This $10 billion in emergency resources will help fund the continued operations of our nation’s airports during this crisis and save workers’ jobs,” said Chao.
According to a map released by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Evansville Regional Airport is set to receive $19,766,993 and the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport is set to receive $1,080,366.
(This story was originally published on April 15, 2020)