Virginia airports get relief from CARES Act
CARES Act funding will go to provide relief to 47 airports across the Commonwealth.
The CARES Act, which was supported by Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, includes $10 billion in funds for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to provide relief for eligible U.S. airports affected by the prevention, preparation, and response surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding will be distributed as follows:
|Locality||Airport Name||Funding Amount:|
|Arlington||Ronald Reagan Washington National||$85,708,037|
|Ashland||Hanover County Municipal||$30,000|
|Blacksburg||Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive||$69,000|
|Chesapeake||Hampton Roads Executive||$69,000|
|Chesterfield||Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County||$69,000|
|Dublin||New River Valley||$30,000|
|Dulles||Washington Dulles International||$143,395,227|
|Front Royal||Front Royal-Warren County||$30,000|
|Halifax||William M Tuck||$20,000|
|Highland Springs||Richmond International||$18,814,584|
|Hot Springs||Ingalls Field||$20,000|
|Isle of Wight||Franklin Regional||$30,000|
|Louisa||Louisa County/Freeman Field||$30,000|
|Manassas||Manassas Regional/Harry P Davis Field||$157,000|
|Mattaponi||Middle Peninsula Regional||$30,000|
|Newport News||Newport News/Williamsburg International||$4,135,878|
|Quinton||New Kent County||$30,000|
|Roanoke||Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional/Woodrum Field||$20,709,748|
|Smyth (County)||Mountain Empire||$30,000|
|South Hill||Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional||$30,000|
|Timberlake||Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field||$6,647,475|
|Weyers Cave||Shenandoah Valley Regional||$2,652,201|
CARES Act funding will allow airports to meet ongoing needs including retaining workers, managing operation and maintenance, and paying for cleaning supplies in the midst of severe financial challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Sens. Warner and Kaine have fought for increased investments to infrastructure, including for Virginia’s airports, and have pushed back against the Trump Administration’s suggested budget cuts to the U.S. Department of Transportation.