Airports In Florida Receive Grant Funding Due to COVID-19

Airports in Florida and all over the country are facing significant issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and funding coming from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act will be going to help 100 Florida airports who desperately need it. The CARES Act allocated $10 billion to go to aid airports around the country, with $896 million to go to airports in Florida.PBIA

One airport that will be receiving this aid is Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) in West Palm Beach, a local airport that the writer of this very article regularly utilizes. PBIA is set to receive more than 36 million of this aid, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Other airports receiving these funds include Miami International Airport, which will be receiving the most substantial amount of funding, almost $207 million. Also, Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (close to $135 million), Key West International ($21.7 million).

Smaller airports will also receive funds: Miami-Opa Locka Executive and Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport will receive $157,000 each in funding, Miami Homestead Aviation will receive $30,000, and both North Palm Beach County General Aviation and Palm Beach County Park Aviation will receive 69,000 each.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao had this to say about airports receiving funds from the grant program:

“This $10 billion in emergency resources will help fund the continued operations of our nation’s airports during this crisis and save workers’ jobs”.

These funds will go towards two purposes, continuing airport operation and replacing lost revenue due to lack of air traffic, according to Secretary Chao, the goal is to ensure that airport workers can maintain their employment.

The FAA will be handling the grant-agreement process, and FAA Administrator, Steve Dickson says that these airports are in desperate need of these funds.

GrantWatch is committed to helping ensure that nonprofits have the proper information about grants that have been made available as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our team is consistently updating this list to reflect any updates available.

Libby Hikind

Libby Hikind, began her grant writing career while working as a teacher in the New York City Department of Education. She wrote many grants for her classroom before raising $11 million for a Brooklyn school district. Throughout her professional career, she established her own grant writing agency in Staten Island with a fax newsletter for her clients of available grants. After retiring from teaching, Libby embraced the new technology and started GrantWatch. She then moved GrantWatch and her grant writing agency to Florida to enjoy her parents later years, and the rest is history. Today more than 120,000 people visit GrantWatch.com online, monthly.

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