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Amodei: Nevada Airports Receive More than $230 Million in CARES Act Funding

April 14, 2020
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Logan Tucker, 202-225-6155                                                                                                                                                       

CARSON CITY – Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it will award more than $230 million inaid to 30 airports throughout Nevada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

“A big thanks to the hardworking folks at the FAA for swiftly implementing this completely new program in less than two weeks. This immediate relief will save jobs, address current challenges, and allow Nevada’s airports to maintain operations.”

Background:

  • A total of $10 billion in federal aid was included in the CARES Act for airports experiencing severe economic disruption caused by coronavirus.
  • Under this new CARES Act Airport Program:
    • Primary commercial service airports, with more than 10,000 annual passenger boardings, will receive additional funds based on the number of annual boardings, in a similar way to how they currently receive Airport Improvement Program (AIP) entitlement funds.
    • All commercial service airports will receive funds based on the number of passengers that board aircraft there, the amount of debt an airport has, and the amount of money the airport has in reserve.
    • General aviation airports will receive funds based on their airport categories, such as National, Regional, Local, Basic, and Unclassified.
  • Nevada will receive a total of $231,448,014 in funding to be disbursed among the State’sfollowing 30 commercial and general aviation airports:

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